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insecure login issue

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pleasejust
 
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Post Posted April 10th, 2019, 9:37 pm

I was on a site, it required me to input characters into an input field to download a file, typical of the site. It said the connection was insecure for the input field and wouldn't proceed further as it thought I was a bot or something when I input the characters. When I restarted the browser, went back to the page, and it worked perfectly with no "connection is insecure" message. Anyone know how that could happen? Even logging into this site, firefox has a box under the password field that says something about connection being insecure. But logging into here worked anyways.

jscher2000

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Post Posted April 11th, 2019, 8:24 am

Some download sites use multiple mirrored servers. Maybe one of them has an issue??

kerft
 
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Post Posted April 11th, 2019, 9:44 am

I don't recommend it, and it is probably unrelated to the site saying you are a bot, but you can turn off the password field insecure warning by going in the url bar to about:config, finding
security.insecure_field_warning.contextual.enabled and double clicking it to toggle it until it says false.

pleasejust
 
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Post Posted April 12th, 2019, 11:09 am

so it's normal for it to happen on mozillazine then?

kerft
 
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Post Posted April 12th, 2019, 11:58 am

The warning shows on all http sites (non https, non secure) sites that ask for what looks like a login. Mozillazine is not using https.

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Post Posted April 12th, 2019, 4:24 pm


pleasejust
 
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Post Posted April 12th, 2019, 7:18 pm

oh ok, thanks.

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