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Login warning in Firefox v52
on: March 16, 2017, 10:27:23 PM
Please note that if you are using the latest version of Firefox (version 52) then you might see the following warning when you login:



Nothing has changed, just Firefox, they are simply jumping onto the bandwagon with the move to the HTTPS protocol as standard.

If you ignore the warning then all you are doing is logging in exactly as you have done before. However should you wish to login over a secure connection then merely add or substitute https:// to the beginning of the url.

Using https will work on the forum as it has a genuine secure ssl certificate in place.

However we have not implemented it by default at the moment as we are still in a phase of transition. Eventually the whole site will be https by default but we need convert various areas in stages.

Thought we'd let you know as that message basically hijacks our login and looks a bit disconcerting. You can read more on the mozilla website here:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/Insecure_passwords

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/08/firefox_52/

Side Note info

On a side note version 52 of Firefox disables autocomplete on http logins (although dropdown username/passwords still work). Also, Silverlight, Java and Acrobat will no longer work in this version of Firefox. The irony is that they have kept Flash and thats one of the most compromised pieces of software out there  :138:

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