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  • #16
    I still have to go through Chrome's unblocking of "unsafe" sites for every page on the forum on my system at work. At home on my laptop I get no such nags from the browser.

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    • #17
      Same here Brian, Still having the issue each time I click on the site. Wish someone here knew what the problem is and could post it. I think it's a Chrome thing. That's all I know.
      Mike (admin) said he had the issue as well & would check on it. Never heard back. I thought he was going to send Todd a msg?? Quite frustrating.....hope they can clear it up.
      As to 'clearing history'...make absolutely no difference...I do routinely after each usage and my computer is set to do it automatically as well.
      PS: After closing/clearing the Chrome browser, I loaded Firefox and pulled up the site instantly...no issues. The pages also loaded much faster.??? Go figure???
      Mark
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      Risk lurks in the edges of marginality.. ..There are penalties to be paid for pushing the envelope..
      The speed in which a woman says "nothing" when asked "What's wrong?" is inversely proportional to the severity of the storm that's coming.
      No tyrant, foreign or domestic, should be permitted to die a natural death.

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      • #18
        Couldn't reply or post on the forum yesterday from work. Trying again now to see if I get the same error message.

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        • #19
          Still cannot upload photos. I get a "0 error" message box when attempting. Seems I can only participate in a useful manner from an unsecured PC. The mobile app no longer functions (android) as it only shows a narrow sliver of text crammed to the left of the screen. Unreadable. Search results are no longer keyword highlighted. I'm glad some folks here aren't experiencing these issues but there's nothing really abnormal about the systems I've been trying to access RWF from. This is so frustrating. I built a new forum site a month or so ago when I thought RWF would remain crippled and abandoned, but I haven't posted the link yet in hopes this one would be fixed. So far all I see is a band-aid patch. I'm grateful RWF exists, but I sure miss the days when it worked.

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          • #20
            All good here no probs at all - viewing via Firefox. Also testing uploading a photo here - no probs
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            • #21
              Thanks Steve. Trying this again in Microsoft Edge (internet explorer in Windows 10). Seems to work OK so far. Chrome is my main browser that has been reporting all the errors. Will try to upload screen shot of the error msg I get in Chrome. Would really like to learn why this has been happening. Would rather not be forced to switch browsers just for one site. Thanks again for the report.

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              • #22
                Chrome shows me errors with the forum but I have no problems with other browsers on Windows 7 or Android devices.

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                • #23
                  I think I have figured out the issue with viewing the site using Chrome.
                  The certificate is invalid.Todd needs to renew it before the site is shown as secure.
                  I still get this message when I attempt to access the site..."When you go to a site that uses HTTPS (connection security), the website's server uses a certificate to prove the website's identity to browsers, like Chrome. Anyone can create a certificate claiming to be whatever website they want." To help you stay safe on the web, Chrome requires websites to use certificates from trusted organizations."

                  On January 19, 2017, a public posting to the mozilla.dev.security.policy newsgroup drew attention to a series of questionable website authentication certificates issued by Symantec Corporationís PKI. Symantecís PKI business, which operates a series of Certificate Authorities under various brand names, including Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL, had issued numerous certificates that did not comply with the industry-developed CA/Browser Forum Baseline Requirements. During the subsequent investigation, it was revealed that Symantec had entrusted several organizations with the ability to issue certificates without the appropriate or necessary oversight, and had been aware of security deficiencies at these organizations for some time.

                  I believe it uses Symantec and Chrome no longer trusts it. They revamped their security in late 2017 and are filtering out sites that do not subscribe to HTTPS rather than HTTP. Other ISP's are following suit now. The idea is to have secure encrypted sites on all computers for safer browsing. This is simply a matter of updating this website. Thanks in advance Todd or Mike.
                  Mark
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                  Risk lurks in the edges of marginality.. ..There are penalties to be paid for pushing the envelope..
                  The speed in which a woman says "nothing" when asked "What's wrong?" is inversely proportional to the severity of the storm that's coming.
                  No tyrant, foreign or domestic, should be permitted to die a natural death.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by mark treidel View Post
                    I think I have figured out the issue with viewing the site using Chrome.
                    The certificate is invalid. Todd needs to renew it before the site is shown as secure.
                    I still get this message when I attempt to access the site..."When you go to a site that uses HTTPS (connection security), the website's server uses a certificate to prove the website's identity to browsers, like Chrome. Anyone can create a certificate claiming to be whatever website they want." To help you stay on safe on the web, Chrome requires websites to use certificates from trusted
                    organization."

                    I believe it uses Semantic and Chrome doesn't trust it anymore.
                    Agreed. I now need to use exceptions for this site in most browsers to access the forum.

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                    • #25
                      The rotorcraft forum is missing some security updates that older browsers donít catch. The latest versions of Firefox get flagged but earlier versions donít.

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                      • #26
                        Well,
                        I am still having the same problem and apparently, the admin considers it not significant enough to address, if they have addressed it at all.
                        I have asked for a follow up but have heard nothing to date except my initial contact with Mike. Since then,... nothing.
                        I know I'm not the only one....numerous others have contacted me saying the same thing. Guess it still continues to circle the bowl....
                        If you're not going to repair it....how about the courtesy of addressing it so we know what to expect. It won't correct itself!!
                        Mark
                        __________________

                        Risk lurks in the edges of marginality.. ..There are penalties to be paid for pushing the envelope..
                        The speed in which a woman says "nothing" when asked "What's wrong?" is inversely proportional to the severity of the storm that's coming.
                        No tyrant, foreign or domestic, should be permitted to die a natural death.

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                        • #27
                          After hearing some distressing info about Google practices and processes 2 years ago, I haven't used Chrome since. Been using Opera for over a year now, and have found it solid. Yes, security is always an issue in the internet world, but really, browsers are the 2nd most hacked pieces of software on the planet, after email. So I don't get all concerned over port 80 programs. If you're really bothered, you'll have to go with a VPN anyway.
                          Regards

                          Frank

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                          • #28
                            Bump....guess they're choosing to handle it by not handling it....
                            Mark
                            __________________

                            Risk lurks in the edges of marginality.. ..There are penalties to be paid for pushing the envelope..
                            The speed in which a woman says "nothing" when asked "What's wrong?" is inversely proportional to the severity of the storm that's coming.
                            No tyrant, foreign or domestic, should be permitted to die a natural death.

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                            • #29
                              Also, Mark, certificates are the lowest order of authentication there is. They are the same as having no authentication at all. Modern internet communications models(like the OSI standard) include 5 or 6 isolated layers of programming. Certificates are at the top layer. Todays good programming practices usually run at the "network" and/or "transport" levels of authentication, 4 or so layers down from the top. Running your PC directly off your modem or cable connection means you have practically no security at all, unless your connection hardware includes a "firewall" of low-level software. You really need to have your PC connected via a local network router, which provides at least one more layer of protection down. Then begins the low-level of security, at the end of which is your PC, with perhaps another, higher-level of software "firewall". Yet, within your OS, there can be more bits of software protection. If you're using some form of MS Windows OS, You're mostly screwed yet again, because of its abysmal security, the details of which are scattered throughout the internet universe. It would be better to use Red Hat or some equally good quality Linux. So, Mark, once you have taken care of all those issues, maybe come back and complain some more.
                              Regards

                              Frank

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                              • #30
                                Frank,
                                Sorry (or so it seems by your last sentence) that my complaint pisses you off...(Frankly Scarlett...) I am not a computer guru as you obviously fancy yourself. What I do know (that you presume a fault) is that my software and firewall programs are adequate and protected, with redundancies as well.
                                Perhaps not as you outline above, but nonetheless adequate. This is the only website that I get this message on ( and that is exactly what the protection software is designed to do...notify when something is amiss).
                                My 'beef' is the obvious lack of interest in its reported issue. More So in the fact that there has been no follow up with a simple courtesy reply as requested.
                                If this were a singular issue, I would understand. But when the #2 admin. says he experienced the same thing and would follow up with Todd...well, that's apparently
                                where things have gone South. As stated previously, others have contacted me as well to say they had the same warning.
                                Users should not have to defer to another browser just to view this site. Thanks for your input....just the same.
                                Mark
                                __________________

                                Risk lurks in the edges of marginality.. ..There are penalties to be paid for pushing the envelope..
                                The speed in which a woman says "nothing" when asked "What's wrong?" is inversely proportional to the severity of the storm that's coming.
                                No tyrant, foreign or domestic, should be permitted to die a natural death.

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