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No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Mon, 17Oct23 17:37

I can't use https here. @shark maybe use letsencrypt free ssl ?

Sidenote: I hope that forum engine is up to date.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby shark » Mon, 17Oct23 18:17

Sorry, I don't understand, I'm not a computer technician. Why do you want to use https?
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Tue, 17Oct24 14:00

http://www.the-new-lagoon.com - current
https://www.the-new-lagoon.com - encrypted - it does not work.

So our passwords etc. are plaintext. It is common, modern technique to use HTTPS everywhere :)

https://letsencrypt.org/ - free certificates. Some hosting companies (like OVH) offer automatic installation. Forum engine may need some changes in config though.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby shark » Tue, 17Oct24 14:30

Ah, ok, I'm going to study that.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Thu, 17Nov09 10:38

PS. Consider implementing service like couldflare, it has numerous advantages, like ddos protection, free ssl certs etc.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby PinkVendeta » Sun, 18Apr22 00:13

CobraPL wrote:PS. Consider implementing service like couldflare, it has numerous advantages, like ddos protection, free ssl certs etc.

shark wrote:Ah, ok, I'm going to study that.

Any word on making your forum more secure Shark by implementing what CobraPL suggested?, just curious as it would make the forum way less prone to hacking like the last time all the good stuff was lost on it.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Wed, 18May16 21:29

Shark, how about upgrading forum software, implementing https? Do you need technical assistance? Money ? Please also enable paypal paying. It is easy :)

Edit: how about Discord channel too ?
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby Greebo » Wed, 18May16 22:43

PayPal is a no-no on any adult or non-vanilla site -- for a financial transfer and escrow business they are extremely morally judgemental. In my view they should reserve their frowns for criminal endeavours only. [img]images/icones/icon5.gif[/img]
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby shark » Wed, 18May16 22:49

CobraPL wrote:Shark, how about upgrading forum software, implementing https? Do you need technical assistance? Money ? Please also enable paypal paying. It is easy :)

Edit: how about Discord channel too ?

I do not have much knowledge of web and I do not understand what https would bring more to the forum...
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby Greyelf » Thu, 18May17 02:05

NOTE: I am not stating an opinion on changing the forum to use HTTP, just answering the following question.
shark wrote:...and I do not understand what https would bring more to the forum...
It would encrypt the transmission of the login username/password thus potentially making that part of the site more secure.
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Re: No https on the forum ?

Postby CobraPL » Thu, 18May17 15:31

Greyelf wrote:NOTE: I am not stating an opinion on changing the forum to use HTTP, just answering the following question.
shark wrote:...and I do not understand what https would bring more to the forum...
It would encrypt the transmission of the login username/password thus potentially making that part of the site more secure.

Shark, some people are not techy, so they actually use same password for Your forum and somewhere else. This is one of the reasons why such forum should use encrypted connections.

I just suggest finding someone who both you trust and he or she knows something about forum/webpage setup, hosting, cloudflare, ssl etc. Then mayeb delegate that work to that person.

Forum software also should be checked. For example Hongfire was totally hacked for ransom.
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