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#1 spacekitten

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 01:34 PM

Has anyone else experienced this?

Using Notebook with Vista Home, when sending anything from my end (entry in search, log-ins, etc.) I get a pop-up from Firefox saying :

"The information you have entered is to be sent over an unencrypted connection and could be easily read by a third party. Are you sure you want to continue?"

I have Firefox on my desktop as well (with XP) and have never received this security message.

Is this something to ignore, or should I be suspicious?

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PS: I get the security pop-up when posting to this forum, also.

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 01:58 PM

In Firefox, go to Tools / Options / Security
At the bottom, under Warning Messages, click the Settings Button.
Here's where you set the warning notifications you want to receive.

Encryption is only something to worry about, when online dealing with bank transactions, giving credit card information, etc.
Encryption, is basically taking the information you send, and "scrambling" it, which makes it more difficult for unauthorized individuals who may intercept it, from retrieving the information.
It's not something you need to worry about on forums, or basic internet surfing.
Just make sure that when you go to a site that requires sensitive information, that there's a little closed padlock image, in the taskbar, on the bottom right of the page your on.
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 05:30 PM

Thank you, tg1911!

You have set my mind at ease.

I appreciate your help greatly.

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 06:03 PM

You're quite welcome, spacekitten.
Glad I could be of help.
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