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ChrisW

posted on 15/11/16 at 06:07 PM Reply With Quote
HTTPS

Hi everyone

We now have finally have HTTPS available on this website and I would be grateful if you would help me test it. The link is exactly the same as usual, just https instead of http.

https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk

What does this all mean? In very simple terms, it means that data sent between your computer and the locostbuilders web server is encrypted. This means that anybody snooping on your connection - be that via sniffing your wireless traffic, at your ISP, or anywhere in between - can only see that you accessed this website but not what you read, wrote, or most importantly any of your personal information.

You may ask why this is important when the majority of what you read and write on this site is public anyway? Well the answer is that it is considered a 'good thing' in general for the Internet to have https enabled by default and I am keen to ensure this site keeps up with that trend.

So, if you want to help, please make sure you are surfing this site at https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk as opposed to http://

Assuming I get no fault reports I will switch the site to this being mandatory some time next week so now is your time to tell me if you are seeing any problems!

Thanks, Chris





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Nickp

posted on 15/11/16 at 06:19 PM Reply With Quote
I'm on it, smells the same in here
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mark chandler

posted on 15/11/16 at 06:29 PM Reply With Quote
Fine on iPad
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spiderman

posted on 15/11/16 at 06:30 PM Reply With Quote
good for me






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Huttojb

posted on 15/11/16 at 06:42 PM Reply With Quote
OK on iPhone.





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gremlin1234

posted on 15/11/16 at 06:47 PM Reply With Quote
when I try it in seamonkey browser on win10 pc it says
https://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=206717
you have requested an encrypted page that contains insecure information.
Information that you see or enter on this page could easily be read by a third party.

very happy to test it more if required

edit
seems fine in chrome, edge, firefox, opera and vivaldi!

[Edited on 15/11/16 by gremlin1234]
further edit
I suspect its one or more of the advertising banners doing this.
maybe this link
<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins...

[Edited on 15/11/16 by gremlin1234]

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britishtrident

posted on 15/11/16 at 07:46 PM Reply With Quote
Fine for me on Firefox on Win10





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scudderfish

posted on 15/11/16 at 07:46 PM Reply With Quote
Letsencrypt is ace!
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David Jenkins

posted on 15/11/16 at 07:49 PM Reply With Quote
Fine on Firefox and Google Chrome under Linux Mint 18





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craig1410

posted on 15/11/16 at 10:13 PM Reply With Quote
Nice one Chris, good to see you doing your bit for privacy and online safety.

One thing you didn't mention but which is another advantage of using HTTPS is the fact that unscrupulous WiFi providers can't inject advertisements into your webpages as they are being transmitted between your server and your user. This is unlikely to happen with a user's own ISP but can definitely happen on hotel WiFi and public WiFi access points.

All works fine for me by the way.

Cheers,
Craig.

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ianhurley20

posted on 15/11/16 at 10:24 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the safety upgrade :-)





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RedAvon

posted on 15/11/16 at 10:31 PM Reply With Quote
Nice one Chris,

Working fine on Amazon Fire on public WiFi.

Thanks
Ian





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adamswifty

posted on 15/11/16 at 10:50 PM Reply With Quote
Looks good,

The only bit I can find is...

Once logged in, when you click on the "Logged in as xxxx" link on the top right, it returns you back to http, all other links seem fine.

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steve m

posted on 15/11/16 at 11:01 PM Reply With Quote
As a dinosaur (and not interested) to the PC world, I havnt got a clue what is going on,
so if I have to leave this site , well, bye bye





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coyoteboy

posted on 15/11/16 at 11:42 PM Reply With Quote
Not trying to be difficult but I'd rather notifications worked and every 3rd post didn't pause for 30 seconds during posting, then double post itself, than have encryption on a site that carries no sensitive data (of mine).





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craig1410

posted on 15/11/16 at 11:43 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
As a dinosaur (and not interested) to the PC world, I havnt got a clue what is going on,
so if I have to leave this site , well, bye bye


Come back Steve, we're a tolerant bunch here, we'll accept any race, religion, cubic capacity, CEC/BEC, wheel count, kit, locost or hicost. Heck we'll even tolerate tech-curmudgeons like you!

In an increasingly crazy world, it's nice to be able to come here for some sanity!

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craig1410

posted on 15/11/16 at 11:47 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coyoteboy
Not trying to be difficult but I'd rather notifications worked and every 3rd post didn't pause for 30 seconds during posting, then double post itself, than have encryption on a site that carries no sensitive data (of mine).


Maybe worth trying the https connection in case it's your ISP injecting ads or javascript trackers.
Seriously though, you might be surprised just how valuable general "banter" can be to advertisers or malicious middle men. It's really important work that Chris is doing here to pave the way to a safer online environment. It's also not 'free' so Chris is spending money to protect us so we should recognise this.

Damn, looks like I just talked myself into an overdue contribution to the site...done!



[Edited on 15/11/2016 by craig1410]

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Jed

posted on 16/11/16 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
If this post appears then I can confirm that the https site works through a Bluecoat proxy server with SSL interception enabled.
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tims31

posted on 16/11/16 at 08:05 AM Reply With Quote
Works fine on Win 8.1 Firefox and Chrome





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David Jenkins

posted on 16/11/16 at 08:14 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
As a dinosaur (and not interested) to the PC world, I havnt got a clue what is going on,
so if I have to leave this site , well, bye bye


Don't worry Steve - the only thing you'll have to do (once) is to add a few letters to the address you use in the link to call this site. It just means that your data will be a little more secure. That's what Chris is asking - "is it still working the same as before?"


[Edited on 16/11/16 by David Jenkins]





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HowardB

posted on 16/11/16 at 08:22 AM Reply With Quote
works here

Chrome and win7pro - all ok here





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nick205

posted on 16/11/16 at 08:54 AM Reply With Quote
Chrome + Win7 Pro and seems to work just fine for me too.






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Mash

posted on 16/11/16 at 11:04 AM Reply With Quote
Works fine for me Chris, good skills Mate
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gremlin1234

posted on 16/11/16 at 11:19 AM Reply With Quote
I also noticed that if you use the facebook like link, it refers to the http site not https

code:
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.locostbuilders.co.uk%2Fforum%2Fviewthread.php%3Ftid%3D206717&layout=standard &show_faces=true&width=300&action=like&font=verdana&colorscheme=light&height=80

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ChrisW

posted on 16/11/16 at 01:01 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
As a dinosaur (and not interested) to the PC world, I havnt got a clue what is going on,
so if I have to leave this site , well, bye bye


Don't worry Steve. Unless you are using a browser from the stone age you most likely won't notice any difference.

quote:
Originally posted by coyoteboy
Not trying to be difficult but I'd rather notifications worked and every 3rd post didn't pause for 30 seconds during posting, then double post itself, than have encryption on a site that carries no sensitive data (of mine).


Is this actually a thing thatr I need to look at or just something you get on your PC? That's not me being difficult; it's news to me that this happens, and if it is a common problem of course I will investigate. Is anyone else seeing this same issue?

Chris





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