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Arcadiune
 
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Post Posted March 12th, 2017, 11:43 am

Just downloaded latest FF update and now suddenly told that a forum I've been running for years using Firefox is not secure....???? :roll:

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Post Posted March 12th, 2017, 11:55 am

Ok all sorted just found the post below re "about:config".... :)

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Post Posted March 13th, 2017, 6:09 am

Arcadiune wrote:Just downloaded latest FF update and now suddenly told that a forum I've been running for years using Firefox is not secure....???? :roll:


Why not secure it? :roll: :-"

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Post Posted March 13th, 2017, 5:55 pm

Wouldn't there have to be existing support for https: for something like that to work?
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Post Posted March 13th, 2017, 6:03 pm

since v52 firefox moans about websites that offers a login but not httpS, its that padlock in the address-bar left side.

about:config > security.insecure_field_warning.contextual.enabled > false

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Post Posted March 13th, 2017, 6:08 pm

An http connection is not encrypted and thus is not secure. Your login name and password on an http connection are being sent in the clear and can be captured anywhere along the way.

For a secure login you need to connect via https, which requires the server to have a valid security certificate available.

This is the way it has always been, but for whatever reason, the folks at Mozilla have decided to start making a big deal of it.
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Post Posted March 15th, 2017, 7:10 am

Brummelchen states:
since v52 firefox moans about websites that offers a login but not httpS, its that padlock in the address-bar left side.

about:config > security.insecure_field_warning.contextual.enabled > false

Thanks Brummelchen! about:config > security.insecure_field_warning.contextual.enabled > false worked. :D

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