HTTPS - Why does this forum not have this option?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by giradman, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. giradman

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    There has been discussion here on whether the forum software uses HTTP vs. HTTPS; of course, the latter is preferable as to safety and use of encryption - BUT, I must bring this up again - I mainly use macOS Safari (vs. other browsers or iOS apps - might make a difference?) to login into the iPad Forums and the site is listed as 'Unsecured' using only HTTP - this became again apparent to me while switching to a new password app on my laptops & iDevices, i.e. 1Password - pic below under their 'Watchtower' of potentially poor passwords and/or insecure sites, only the iPad Forums showed up as 'unsecured' - the 'Use HTTPS' option basically stated not available - the owner's of this forum really need to offer HTTPS - just my 2 cents - Dave :)

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    The reason is that the forum owners have not made the switch.
     
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  3. giradman

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    Well, that is obvious, sorry - they need to awake from their 'Rip van Winkle' sleep - times have really changed and for a computer forum not to offer HTTPS is an embassament in my mind - :)
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  4. maire

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    These forums have been dying for quite some time. Many of them have been either closed entirely or sold off recently. It is probably only a matter of time before the rest of the sites from this company disappear entirely. Do not expect any response from the owners.
     
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    Well, speaking of security, I just now tried to access the iPhone site and was blocked from proceeding to the site. Anybody aware of the security situation there? Has the site been pulled down?
     
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    Well, was able to access the iPhone site from a different link and the site looks ok as ever. Since the first link was on one of the FF sites, will report the matter.
     

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