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Secure Site Update

Discussion in 'Tips & Techniques' started by ChemGal, Jul 15, 2018.

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  1. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

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    Wondercafe2 is now set up on HTTPS and not just HTTP.
    The S stands for secure, due to encryption

    Please start using the secure version, and if you use a bookmark to get here, change your bookmark.

    You can either delete the old one by right clicking on it and selecting delete, and then adding the new. You can also right click, select properties and edit in the S.
     
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  2. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    ty
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    i feel all
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  3. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Further to this:

    Using "https" rather "http" at the beginning of the address means that your communications with the site, including your password, are encrypted. It's not foolproof or perfect (there are ways to hack it if one knows enough), but it provides at least a good baseline of security. Banks, online stores, and even many other forum sites already encourage or enforce the use of https. We are just playing catch-up.
     
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  4. Carolla

    Carolla wondering & wandering

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    hee hee - super secure spy proof version now!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    now we can scribbe our wanton thoughts and...wait, is are the blinds open???
     
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  6. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    Just remember that the posts are publicly visible once you hit the "Post Reply" button. https just makes sure things like your password can't be intercepted in transit.
     
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  7. Hilary

    Hilary Member at Large

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    To clarify: I used to just type wondercafe2.ca in the address bar at the top of my browser window. Now, I'm going to type WonderCafe2 until my browser remembers that that is the updated version. Otherwise it will continue to default to the former WonderCafe2 (without the new security S).

    Right? I'm young and hip and edgy and cool... and I don't know for sure that I getcha. I know that there are people here less young (but no less hip, edgy, or cool) than me who may need more info.
     
  8. Hilary

    Hilary Member at Large

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    F

    It changed my spelled out links to hyperlinks.
     
  9. Hilary

    Hilary Member at Large

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    now I type [ https : // wondercafe2 .ca ]
    instead of [ http : // wondercafe2 .ca]
     
  10. crazyheart

    crazyheart tomorrow,tomorrow

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    @Hilary. Where do I type the above?
     
  11. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    In the address bar at the top of your browser window (circled). Illustration below shows Google Chrome but they are all the same in this regard.

    Address bar.PNG
     
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  12. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

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    Thanks @Hilary ! I was focusing on the bookmark aspect, but yes, that also applies to typing in the address if accessing the site by typing it in everytime.
     
  13. KayTheCurler

    KayTheCurler Well-Known Member

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    I get here by clicking a bookmark. Do I have to change that somehow? Will I now always have to type in the address?
     
  14. BetteTheRed

    BetteTheRed Resident Heretic

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    You should be able to edit your bookmark. Or delete it and re-bookmark it.
     
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  15. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

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    Right clicking on the bookmark should allow you to edit it.
     
  16. paradox3

    paradox3 Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. . . I usually just get in by Googling. It takes me to the non secure version. I guess bookmarking is the best solution.
     
  17. ChemGal

    ChemGal One with keen eye

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    Google will eventually catch up, but when I was away ie. not using my usual computer I found the same thing. Right now, most of google is still getting the unsecured site.
     
  18. paradox3

    paradox3 Well-Known Member

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    Google takes me to the secured site (once I have used it) once as long as I don't clear my browsing history. If I clear the history, it reverts back to the unsecured site.

    Just experimenting on a lazy afternoon. :nerd:
     
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  19. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Relaxation is a sense of leisure sensation ... few get it due to confinement for ... limited excess!
     
  20. Mendalla

    Mendalla A Node in the Interdependent Web

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    I have now updated the "base URL", which means that when you follow internal links like the "Continue Reading" buttons on the front page, the various tabs, the Term & Rules, and so on, it will use https:. I was finding that these links were still using http: which "kicked me out" since I had my credentials saved for https. Final step should be to force https as the only allowed method of access but I'm not sure how to do that yet. Will investigate.
     
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  21. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Investigation ... the fore path to change and alteration of firm statues!

    Like carving stones in some circumstances ...

    Wasn't there a scene in a wedding arranger movie in which a prick was broken from a hard impression of davidas ?

    Then daffidas is something else in Welsh!
     

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