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Posted 05/13/2017   08:51 am  Show Profile Check acanalizo's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add acanalizo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Is there a more secure login to stamp community family. When I login at https://www.stampcommunity.org I keep getting a message saying this site is not secure and my username and password could be compromised?
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Posted 05/13/2017   09:12 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Albert,
This might be caused if you are using a 'bookmark' to open the SCF site. Check the link that is being used to open the SCF site and see if it has your login info (user name and password) in it.

If it does change the link address to JUST https://www.stampcommunity.org

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Posted 05/13/2017   10:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We will not be going to a secure site and it's absolutely ridiculous that browser makers are scaring people into thinking its necessary for sites like this. We're not handling your money or any important personal info so it's far from needed here.
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Posted 05/19/2017   03:14 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AnthonyUK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Although I agree it isn't required you can get free SSL/TLS certs from Lets Encrypt - https://letsencrypt.org/
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Posted 05/19/2017   04:05 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SSL (https) is widely misunderstood by the general public; many folks think it means a website is somehow ‘safe'. SSL (https) has nothing to do whether or not a website is safe. In fact, Lets Encrypt is a good example of exactly this. Out of the 15,270 SSL certificates issued by Lets Encrypt with the word ‘PayPal' in the domain name approximately 14,766 (96.7%) were found to be issued for domains that hosted phishing sites. This percentage is no doubt inflated because most CA authorities (companies which issue SSL certificates) refuse to issue them for domains with ‘PayPal' in the domain name, so phishers are attracted to use Lets Encrypt.

But let's be clear about SSL (https); it simply means ‘encrypted communication channel'. Period. It does NOT mean that the destination website is secure. A website can have zero digital, electronic, or physical security with their website or servers and still get a SSL certificate complete with the associated https port. Somehow just this gives people a warm fuzzy feeling? In other words I can setup a website with an SSL certificate, get the little ‘secure' icon in everyone's browser, but then recklessly store your credit card data in a plain text file on my server.

Having an encrypted communication channel is important to prevent others from sniffing the network traffic and stealing the ethernet packets to ‘eavesdrop'. So thinking that an SSL (https) website is secure is like thinking your entire house is secure just because you have a bullet proof phone line. It speaks nothing about having locks on your doors or windows, if you have a fence or gate, if you have a safe or strongbox, whether or not you are following security practices, or if you have any smoke or burglar alarms.
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Posted 05/19/2017   1:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Although I agree it isn't required you can get free SSL/TLS certs from Lets Encrypt - https://letsencrypt.org/


It's a nightmare to get working.
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Posted 05/22/2017   03:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add AnthonyUK to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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It's a nightmare to get working.


It was when it first started but there are many scripts now that automate the process.
My consumer Synology NAS even supports it with a couple of mouse clicks.
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