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Old June 22nd, 2020, 12:06 AM
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Default New MS Edge says forum is not secure

I installed the new version of MS Edge from Microsoft, and I get a little red exclamation point next to a "Not secure" warning in the address bar.

Has this always been the case? Or should I not worry about it?
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 03:45 AM
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Presumably because the SSL certificate, needed for the encrypted https protocol, is not valid for "www.travellerrpg.com", only for "mail.travellerrpg.com, travellerrpg.com".

Try accessing "travellerrpg.com" instead:
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 08:00 AM
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Hmm, it still said not secure, but the red warning thing didn't show up until I started typing this post. Strange. I don't know how important it's not like it's accessing my personal data or anything. Very odd.
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It's just a bit of harassment to force websites to configure https properly.

I believe the drift is towards https by default, but many sites are not ready for that yet. Hence the pressure to get it sorted, before the major browsers switch to https by default, or https only.

http (without -s) is inherently unsafe, anyone with access to the traffic can read and modify it, and use your login session for nefarious purposes, so https by default is a good thing.
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Ah, interesting. Thank you for that.

I guess it'll keep out Virus for a while
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Make no mistake, travellerrpg.com IS unsafe. Safari says it's "not secure" as well.

If you click on that little login form with the username/password, it's sent out via HTTP for all the world to see your login credentials.

So, you know, FYI.
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