Security warnings

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  1. PyroTekNik333

    PyroTekNik333 Senior Member

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    Over the past 2 days I've been getting a security warning on the mhf pages.
    Any ideas why or what I can do do fix it?

    Using android and google chrome if that matters.
     
  2. CessBee

    CessBee Senior Member

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    I've been getting this
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    For months now, it seems to be on their end. This is through Firefox, I get the same message in other browsers though.
     
  3. PyroTekNik333

    PyroTekNik333 Senior Member

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    I'll have to try and get a screenshot next time it happens.

    All it says for me is "this site is not secure"
     
  4. CessBee

    CessBee Senior Member

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    Then it's most likely Chrome complaining about it not having proper encryption.
    This is because they don't have HTTPS.

    There is nothing we as consumers can do, it is likely that last time Chrome upgraded for you (2 days or so ago) it's now got a thing in it so you are notified when a connection isn't secure.

    Until MHF fixes this itself, make sure you're not sharing your credit card details or anything like that on the website, not sure why you'd do this anyway, but may as well say it.

    It doesn't really impact us for the way we use the site, but I would recommend having a password specifically for this website that isn't used anywhere else as without the proper encryption hackers can grab that password and try it with what ever other username/email goes with it on different websites.
     
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    doublelranch Senior Member

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    Same and same for me. Been happening for about a month.
     
  6. PyroTekNik333

    PyroTekNik333 Senior Member

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    Yikes, so if I bought something from a member here and shared my PayPal info with them that info would be at risk?
    :/

    Chrome has been bugging me for awhile to update and I did just finally do it a couple days ago.
     
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    CessBee Senior Member

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    No your paypal will be fine as you would have done the transaction through paypal itself. Unless you shared the log in details for your paypal.
     
  8. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Many forum sites unfortunately do not support HTTPs because it has costs involved for security certificates and other thigns. As long as you are not sharing things like login information, you'll be fine. Just giving someone the email address you use for PayPal isn't going to be an issue.
     
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