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Offline Omebolle

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Concern
« on: September 20, 2020, 06:09:37 AM »
What's this supposed to mean? Should I be worried?

(Most likely mentioned before, but couldn't find it on the site, so if there's a link to that, please guide me to it)

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Re: Concern
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 06:16:41 AM »
It means the connection is not using HTTPS (for which the site owner needs to obtain a TLS cerificate), see f.e. https://www.bluehost.com/blog/how-to-fix-the-https-not-secure-message-in-chrome/

If you are the site owner, you can buy such a certificate for your domain, or use a free service like LetsEncrypt.
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Re: Concern
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 06:24:48 AM »
Thanks, will check it out :) So, it only happens in chrome?

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Re: Concern
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2020, 06:31:02 AM »
I'm not sure and I can't test right now; I believe Chrome was the first to show the warning, but I think the other browser vendors followed.

You can test yourself with sites like http://neverssl.com
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Re: Concern
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2020, 10:14:24 PM »
It happens in other browsers.  I don't see it in Firefox because there's a config option to suppress the warning.  It's really very annoying, but otherwise not a major concern.
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Re: Concern
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2020, 02:09:32 PM »
Maybe for others some info about how the issue was solved...
My server (One.com) has SSL activated for all the sites they host. but I had to add
Code: [Select]
#Rewrite everything to https
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

in the .htaccess file. That still gave me the "not secure", but after changing the path of my banner picture from http://xxx to https://xxx, the 'problem' was solved