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Posted by: frank Post Reply
03/12/2021, 09:15:56

When I access this site a security warning appears something that is new. Is the site under a particularly troublesome attack?



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I do not get any particular warning when acessing
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Posted by: Simon93 Post Reply
03/12/2021, 11:57:06



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Unusual
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Posted by: Joyce Post Reply
03/13/2021, 07:50:41

Unusual message to display, There are frequent hack attempts. BCN will be 19 years old this May 2. Itís remarkable for any website to last this long, Applause to David for keeping BCN on line. Itís a great resource with our searchable archive.



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Posted by: judy Post Reply
03/13/2021, 08:59:58

I've had the same experience when logging in. It comes from my Firefox browser and started when the URL's switched from http to https. However it's not been a problem. It says "This connection is not secure. Logins entered here could be compromised".
Judy



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I get a banner saying ď not secureĒ on my iPad, which I ignore
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Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
03/14/2021, 11:47:17

As Joyce indicates, this is likely due to the age of the BCN software which likely does not have the type of encryption that is used in more modern software.



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Browser?
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Posted by: Will Post Reply
03/14/2021, 13:30:48

I was getting this warning with my old (out-of-date) Safari browser. I didn't take any notice, just clicked and came in.

But now, with Safari up-dated, the warning isn't there any more.

I don't understand any of this!

W



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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
03/18/2021, 04:01:40

I believe it is related to the SSL certificate having expired. This allows the site to run on a secure https:// instead of http://
Its a technical problem that would require the webmaster or provider to fix. I think the main point is, data you send to the server as users is potentially not encrypted. So long as you aren't entering any credit card information or using the same passwords you use on important sites, I don't think it would be a major problem until fixed.

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Posted by: frank Post Reply
04/05/2021, 18:34:13

Google says my password was compromised on this site leading to the security warning.



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