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Originally Posted by tjoneslo View Post
There are two sources to this "not secure" warning.

The first is the "https" (secure http) everywhere initiative being driven by Mozilla (firefox) and Google (chrome). The idea is to achieve exactly what is being done here. The browsers complain to the users that their favorite site using "http" is "insecure", the users complain to the website owners, and the owners then fix the site to use https.

The second is certificate use to secure the "https" is out of date or not issued by a trusted issuer. There is a similar idea here about the feedback loop. There are a few free certificate issuers, but most cost $100+ per year to keep up-to-date, assuming your ISP allows the process to be automated.

CotI is of the first type, it still uses "http". This requires server side configuration to fix.

Sooner or later Firefox and/or chrome will start to refuse to connect to these http site.
So basically, it is economic blackmail to force users to pay up.
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