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BobbyPhoenix
 
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Post Posted March 7th, 2017, 7:43 pm

So with the new release today when I went to login Firefox gave me the new popup that said the username and password fields are not secure. So why is that? Shouldn't MozillaZine be using HTTPS instead of just HTTP? I did notice the padlock in the address bar with the line through it before, but the popup really brought it to my attention. I feel very insecure logging in on a non HTTPS site.

barbaz
 
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Post Posted March 7th, 2017, 9:18 pm

This has come up before - viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2950805

The upshot is this. The admin is quite short on time. And this board has several other, more important issues, like people getting locked out -
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3026494
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3027921
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2824277

As for feeling very insecure? Just know the risk and take some simple steps to protect yourself. All the usual advice applies. Plus,
- don't log in when you're connected to an untrusted network, such as any shared WiFi you don't control, or a network you don't know the admin.
- And make sure that your password is very different from those you use on HTTPS sites.

Do that and you can feel better, you'll be fine. :)
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

BobbyPhoenix
 
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Post Posted March 8th, 2017, 6:29 am

Thanks for the explanation, and links.

barbaz
 
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Post Posted March 8th, 2017, 9:14 am

You're welcome. 8-)
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!

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Post Posted May 28th, 2017, 5:00 am

(FWIW. Another board that recently went to the dark side, Please add SSL to the forum.)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

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Post Posted August 10th, 2017, 1:07 pm

This board could also serve as a regression check to make sure that Firefox still notifies us that we are providing a password on an unsecured page. :)

The expected behavior now is that we are warned when supplying our password for this site, but not when we are supplying a password to our gateway device, which is usually a router.

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