Post by optimum1878 on Nov 12, 2018 18:54:34 GMT 1
I am getting a Not Secure message on the derbosoft,probards.com at the top of the page is anybody else getting this message in red.The site could be under attack from hackers,watch yourselves if giving out imfo.Fola website is the same.
First and foremost I am not a computer expert but checking on line it would appear that the NWAN URL begins with http:// when it should be https://. I have tried adding the missing S but it disappears when I post it. I have sent an e-mail to the founder of the Forum, Paul Derbyshire and am awaiting a reply. I will move all these posts on the subject to the bottom section on the forum later. Beemer.
I was getting that a couple of weeks ago Ian.It appeared to come in via the banner advertising at the top.Unfortunately, I could only stop it by stopping the advertising (the forum uses advertising for revenue). My McAfee Web Protect claims that the site is safe, so perhaps it recently got a temporary hack.
NEARLY TWO YEARS ago, Google made a pledge: It would name and shame websites with unencrypted connections, a strategy designed to spur web developers to embrace HTTPS encryption. On Tuesday, it finally is following through.
With the launch of Chrome 68, Google now will call out sites with unencrypted connections as “Not Secure” in the URL bar. The move flips the convention of how Chrome displays the security of sites on its head. Previously, pages that deployed HTTPS-enabled encrypted connections featured a green lock icon and the word “Secure” in the URL bar.
I have had a couple of "phishing" type alerts when on NWAN in recent days so looks like this is being taken advantage of already by some...
Last Edit: Nov 12, 2018 22:53:49 GMT 1 by jetdragon
Post by radiostationx on Nov 13, 2018 0:55:16 GMT 1
NWAN & Every Proboards Forum have never had https secure protocol communications as far as I am aware. You can have it, with "our premium subscription service" Forums.net BUT heres another gotcha, you cannot transfer all your data straight over from our free to our paid, you have to start a whole new forum from scratch...
The recent updates in chrome/firefox send graphic alert to user that they are viewing mixed content. Not much to worry about, just a bit of lilly gilding from the browser developers so they can put a tick in the "user friendly interface" box for the year.
Post by Airbus A346 on Nov 14, 2018 13:32:35 GMT 1
I also had a security alert from Google on Monday morning, someone tried to hack in to my Google account. Presumably using something they found on NWAN. Google supplied the details of the person concerned - based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I hope admin are taking this seriously and dealing with it - my AV is up to date, but hackers can be determined and find ways around it.
Martin as I am not a computer expert and can not get hold of Paul Derbyshire, the man whose web site it is then there is very little I can do. I have not seen any comment from Viscount regarding the subject and radiostationX says it is nothing to worry about. I pay a lot of money for my anti-virus program so I put my faith in that. Regards Beemer.
Hackers are very clever people indeed and i have 2 Anti Virus programs running on my PC which are upto date, but i doubt these are good enough to stop an attack by a Hacker. It might not be individuals that they are aiming at but i could be wrong. What i'm concerned about is all the data on this site being lost, is there a way of backing it all up just in case.
There are cookies linked to the account which i don't know if they are safe or not.