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Sun Dec 13, 2020, 10:36 PM

I happened to click on the thread about Bill Gates and got a "not secure" pop up

at the beginning of the thread address (just before the https). I'd never noticed one of those before. Maybe its not uncommon and I just didn't notice but I clicked around to some other threads and it didn't happen. Any ideas?

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Reply I happened to click on the thread about Bill Gates and got a "not secure" pop up (Original post)
captain queeg Dec 13 OP
Make7 Dec 13 #1
EarlG Dec 13 #2

Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 10:56 PM

1. It may just be that there was an image hosted on an http:// webpage in that thread.

A lot of browsers flag unencrypted content on secure webpages. Typically the warning will give more details when you click on them - it should explain why it is warning you.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 13, 2020, 11:31 PM

2. This is correct

Someone in the thread will have hotlinked an image from a site which doesn’t use the https:// prefix. That remote content makes the browser flag the page as only partially secure.

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