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#1 8-bit

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:58 PM

I have registered with a new website but whenever I visit and go to login I get the follow message...

'This connection is not secure. Logins here could be compromised'

Is this something to be concerned about? What's the worse I can expect?



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#2 Daniel_Boringcliffe

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:16 PM

The worst thing that can happen is that somebody can steal your password.

 

I assume that we are talking about http / https now and the difference between them is that https (hypertext transfer protocol secure) is the encrypted one. It works by encrypting your data locally, then transmitting them to the server and then the server decrypts it. The purpose of this is to prevent somebody from seizing your data out of the packet on the way to the server and to prevent unwanted manipulation of it. Websites that have user's valuable information and / or require a login are supposed to use https and the one you are logging into is probably using http.

 

In short, it depends on the website. If it stores something valuable to you then you should consider finding an alternative.


Edited by Daniel_Boringcliffe, 21 August 2017 - 03:21 PM.


#3 8-bit

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:26 AM

Many thanks for the info. Little bit wiser now. :thumbup2:






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