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    Join Date: Feb 2010

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    I'm Dave.

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    Recently the latest versions of Firefox have been warning me of possible risks of logging in to this site. Is this specific to Firefox, or is that the only browser that actually detects a potential problem. The issue seems to relate to sending passwords over an insecure channel.

    Is this something we have been living with for a while, or do I need to do something else in order to log in?
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    I've never had that. Looks like it is Firefox related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I've never had that. Looks like it is Firefox related.
    Here is the info file from Firefox - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...urce=inproduct

    Is it just that Firefox is taking more care of us all, and we're not actually any safer with other browsers, or is there some other technical reason and this is really Firefox specific?
    Dave

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    it might be the way its looking for an https instead of the more usual http. i use firefox mostly and have not had it ever.
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    I also get this warning with Firefox so I just make sure that my AOS password is not used for any other sites, therefore very little risk if it is stolen.
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    yeah thought it might be the https bit. We had this before. Beachwoods will maybe comment next time he is on.
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    I guess many people can live with this, but people who will be particularly vulnerable will be those who use the same password for all sites, including sites particularly important to them, such as their bank account and credit card sites, and maybe other confidential sites.

    Indeed it might be worth having some sites with slightly laxer security, so that we can tell that our browers are warning us correctly, otherwise if all the sites upgrade to HTTPS for password entry, then we won't know that the browsers are checking or not.
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    if you have a robust password then you will have no problems i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    if you have a robust password then you will have no problems i think
    It doesn't matter how "robust" your password is if a hacker can actually read it. There's a low probability here, as a hacker would have to intercept the data stream as the password was sent across and capture it, but there are people out there with equipment and determination to do just that. They don't even have to capture the password in a fraction of a second, but could grab a great chunk of data traffic, then analyse it later to gather passwords. They would probably use automatic tools for that. Also, while a single hacker might not be able to do very much, groups of hackers could work in collaboration.

    Whether for non critical sites (I'm assuming AoS is one such - do I really care if anyone knows what CDs I like, whether I have any vinyl, what my cartridge preferences are etc.?) hackers could build up information which they would consider useful and use against me or us collectively I don't know.
    Dave

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    It's a definite risk to your bank balance 😁

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