Virtual Teen Forums
 

Go Back   Virtual Teen Forums > >
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read Chat Room

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old December 17th, 2017, 01:42 AM   #1
Anthem
Nice Poster
 
Anthem's Forum Picture
 
Name: Jake
Join Date: August 4, 2012
Location: Moon Landing Site, Moon
Gender: Male
Exclamation Https

HTTPS is a need in 2017. Modern browsers are starting to warn people when entering login information or any sort of input being on the page by saying "Not secure".

Highly suggest using something like Lets Encrypt if you need a free solution.

https://letsencrypt.org/

PM me ur cats
Likes: (2)
Anthem is offline  
Old December 17th, 2017, 09:00 AM   #2
max02
Member++
 
max02's Forum Picture
 
Name: Max
Join Date: November 25, 2017
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Default Re: Https

agreed. surprised VT doesn't have it.
max02 is offline  
Old December 17th, 2017, 09:09 AM   #3
Atlantis
Global Moderator
 
Atlantis's Forum Picture
 
Name: George
Join Date: November 27, 2015
Location: Planet Earth
Gender: Male
Default Re: Https

This was discussed a few months ago in this thread. As Val said then, as of right now we have enough protection for our needs.




Global Moderator
aka Endeavour

[email protected]PM
Likes: (1)
Atlantis is offline  
Old December 17th, 2017, 10:09 PM   #4
adtse
Awesome Poster
 
adtse's Forum Picture
 
Name: Adrian
Join Date: July 10, 2017
Location: Chicagoland area (Illinois)
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Default

I am also surprised that VT doesn't have SSL. Modern browsers are now starting to warn users of entering personal information into sites without SSL, as hackers in public WiFi networks can steal your personal information that way.

Ok just found out that the same thing has already been recently suggested here.

Posts merged. Next time, please use the "Edit" button. ~Elysium

My name is Adrian, I am 14 years old, dunno if I am gay or str8 (I am probably more of straight). I am a geek, and I am proud of it. I love computers, and all kinds of nerdy technology.
Feel free to send me a friend request
And send me a private message.

Last edited by Elysium; December 17th, 2017 at 11:32 PM.
adtse is offline  
Old December 17th, 2017, 10:19 PM   #5
Voice_Of_Unreason
Awesome Poster
 
Voice_Of_Unreason's Forum Picture
 
Join Date: July 7, 2016
Location: Irrationality
Gender: Male
Default Re: Https

Well, since VT is an anonymous forum meant for teens to talk with other teens, I don't really see the big need for an elaborate security system. VT does not do any monetary transactions, and doesn't store any personal data that can be used by hackers in any real way. As long as you don't share personal identifying information, or use the same password as something important like your bank account (both of which are bad ideas regardless of security level), then the existing VT security should be fine.

Last edited by Voice_Of_Unreason; December 17th, 2017 at 10:24 PM.
Voice_Of_Unreason is offline  
Old December 23rd, 2017, 02:43 AM   #6
Anthem
Nice Poster
 
Anthem's Forum Picture
 
Name: Jake
Join Date: August 4, 2012
Location: Moon Landing Site, Moon
Gender: Male
Default Re: Https

You guys use cloudflare?

You can enable it on the DNS side and be perfectly fine.

Assuming of course that VBulletin is updated and the servers use SSH keys for authentication.

PM me ur cats

Last edited by Anthem; December 23rd, 2017 at 02:45 AM. Reason: added spice x2
Anthem is offline  
Old December 27th, 2017, 03:02 AM   #7
IntoTheShadows
Member+
 
Join Date: November 27, 2017
Gender: Female
Default Re: Https

It is nice to see that others around my age are aware and concerned about this too! (I'm the only girl geek in here though lol)

There are a lot of reasons to use https, one is privacy. Everything you write and do here can be viewed and saved indefinitely by your ISP because it is sent in the clear and not encrypted. If you are concerned about your privacy, you should be concerned about using a non https website to say anything personal about yourself.
Likes: (3)
IntoTheShadows is offline  
Old January 31st, 2018, 08:11 AM   #8
boy05
Junior Member+
 
Join Date: December 16, 2017
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Default Re: Https

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ellia View Post
It is nice to see that others around my age are aware and concerned about this too! (I'm the only girl geek in here though lol)

There are a lot of reasons to use https, one is privacy. Everything you write and do here can be viewed and saved indefinitely by your ISP because it is sent in the clear and not encrypted. If you are concerned about your privacy, you should be concerned about using a non https website to say anything personal about yourself.
Yes, I get warned that the connection is insecure too. OK as someone said, we're not buying things online etc, but maybe someone could steal your password and access your account.

Wow, that's amazing that your ISP can read everything you write without https.
boy05 is offline  
Old March 13th, 2018, 10:10 PM   #9
mrkc
Member
 
mrkc's Forum Picture
 
Name: Kev
Join Date: September 8, 2013
Location: Australia
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Default Re: Https

Sigh... It's already 2018 and still not https
Likes: (2)
mrkc is offline  
Old March 14th, 2018, 06:09 PM   #10
adtse
Awesome Poster
 
adtse's Forum Picture
 
Name: Adrian
Join Date: July 10, 2017
Location: Chicagoland area (Illinois)
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Default Re: Https

Today in 2018, a lot of people don't trust entering their email into a site without HTTPS

My name is Adrian, I am 14 years old, dunno if I am gay or str8 (I am probably more of straight). I am a geek, and I am proud of it. I love computers, and all kinds of nerdy technology.
Feel free to send me a friend request
And send me a private message.
adtse is offline  
Old March 15th, 2018, 08:07 AM   #11
boy05
Junior Member+
 
Join Date: December 16, 2017
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Default Re: Https

Quote:
Originally Posted by adtse View Post
Today in 2018, a lot of people don't trust entering their email into a site without HTTPS
Yes, it's about the only site I use that doesn't have it. Does the latest forum software not have that?
boy05 is offline  
Old March 15th, 2018, 05:29 PM   #12
adtse
Awesome Poster
 
adtse's Forum Picture
 
Name: Adrian
Join Date: July 10, 2017
Location: Chicagoland area (Illinois)
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Default Re: Https

Quote:
Originally Posted by boy05 View Post
Yes, it's about the only site I use that doesn't have it. Does the latest forum software not have that?
It is not the forum software. VT is using a version VBulletin from over 10 years ago, however that is not the case. You can add HTTPS to a site.

My name is Adrian, I am 14 years old, dunno if I am gay or str8 (I am probably more of straight). I am a geek, and I am proud of it. I love computers, and all kinds of nerdy technology.
Feel free to send me a friend request
And send me a private message.
adtse is offline  
Old July 1st, 2018, 03:02 PM   #13
chetbonare
Member++
 
chetbonare's Forum Picture
 
Name: Chet Bon"Are"
Join Date: April 16, 2012
Location: USA
Gender: Male
Blog Entries: 3
Default Re: Https

The simplest solution would be to use Cloudflare Free https and free CDN, firewall, ugh great free product. Use it all the time on my 30+ websites. Really consider getting it guys!


Bi-sexual | I like helping & chatting with people! ] | Anime & Manga Fan
90s Kid | Website Dev. (HTML, CSS, PHP, MYSQL)
You can PM me anytime about anything.
Take the "Penis Size Calculator" quiz on VT
chetbonare is offline  
Old July 2nd, 2018, 07:19 AM   #14
Elysium
Global Moderator
 
Elysium's Forum Picture
 
Join Date: August 25, 2012
Gender: Undisclosed
Default Re: Https

Quote:
Originally Posted by chetbonare View Post
The simplest solution would be to use Cloudflare Free https and free CDN, firewall, ugh great free product. Use it all the time on my 30+ websites. Really consider getting it guys!
Nothing against your suggestion, but please post it in a more recent thread - we'd appreciate it if you don't post in threads that have been inactive for two months or more.

Global Moderator
My Diary
“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”
- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

PM me FAQ
[email protected]
“The Goderator”
~Mike was here~
*Ali*
val
~Steven~
Likes: (1)
Elysium is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright©2000 - 2018
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2004 - 2018, VirtualTeen.org