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Chuck_norris10 #1 Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:15 PM

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You can see there is no security certificate before the URL and I have been wondering about this as most sites on the web these days are secure but not this one. ( Not secure or Dangerous).

 

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mnbv_fockewulfe #2 Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:25 PM

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View PostChuck_norris10, on 13 March 2019 - 11:15 PM, said:

You can see there is no security certificate before the URL and I have been wondering about this as most sites on the web these days are secure but not this one. ( Not secure or Dangerous).

 

Anyone?

 

they ended support for internet explorer ages ago chuck :P

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Captain_Underpants53 #3 Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:29 PM

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Security!  We don need no stinkin' security!

 

They are stuck firmly in the past.


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Chuck_norris10 #4 Posted 13 March 2019 - 11:31 PM

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View Postmnbv_fockewulfe, on 13 March 2019 - 04:25 PM, said:

 

they ended support for internet explorer ages ago chuck :P

 

I only use internet exploder for old training programs that dont work on chrome.

This is about the first site I have seen in years that wasent secure.


 

 


 

Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #5 Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:11 AM

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if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


trikke #6 Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:16 AM

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it costs money, that's my guess
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Bobby_Tables #7 Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:38 AM

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View Posttrikke, on 13 March 2019 - 06:16 PM, said:

it costs money, that's my guess

 

Actually, it would be minimal money and resources to implement https on this web site.  

 

I have spoken out on this before.  The fact that the overall ownership is connected with Russia and the lack of security on the website is troublesome.  You will note that when you do a transaction such as purchase a plane, that is secured.  So they already have the certificates and they could utilize them here I suspect.  

 

Something I have complained about in the past because it's very rare to see a "Not secure" in the web address in Chrome, yet this site shows it.  

 

Granted, there is not much people are doing in the forum to demand security, but since this site is linked into your primary account via WG's implementation of single sign on, it should be secured.  



Chuck_norris10 #8 Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:44 AM

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View PostBobby_Tables, on 13 March 2019 - 05:38 PM, said:

 

Actually, it would be minimal money and resources to implement https on this web site.  

 

I have spoken out on this before.  The fact that the overall ownership is connected with Russia and the lack of security on the website is troublesome.  You will note that when you do a transaction such as purchase a plane, that is secured.  So they already have the certificates and they could utilize them here I suspect.  

 

Something I have complained about in the past because it's very rare to see a "Not secure" in the web address in Chrome, yet this site shows it.  

 

Granted, there is not much people are doing in the forum to demand security, but since this site is linked into your primary account via WG's implementation of single sign on, it should be secured.  

Yup,it needs a certificate for sure.

Every website has them for a reason.


 

 


 

Chuck_norris10 #9 Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:28 AM

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What a security certificate is

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 organizations.


 

 


 

Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #10 Posted 14 March 2019 - 02:43 AM

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I just GoDaddy'ed

ABCworldofwarplanes.com

$14.99 for a year

and it accepts credit cards

trust me

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Edited by Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo, 14 March 2019 - 02:43 AM.

if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


Chuck_norris10 #11 Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:37 AM

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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 13 March 2019 - 07:43 PM, said:

I just GoDaddy'ed

ABCworldofwarplanes.com

$14.99 for a year

and it accepts credit cards

trust me

:trollface:

 

Verisign is what I used on the sites I used to make.

I may be a heavy equipment operator but I can write code for http and with no security slipping a hidden tag and redirect in the source code is simple. It could be as simple as a youtube video link because what you see is not always what you get.

 

 


Edited by Chuck_norris10, 14 March 2019 - 03:37 AM.

 

 


 

Bobby_Tables #12 Posted 14 March 2019 - 03:47 AM

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View PostChuck_norris10, on 13 March 2019 - 09:37 PM, said:

 

 It could be as simple as a youtube video link because what you see is not always what you get.

 

 

Classic example below, view at your own risk...

 

Vicious wolves attack human toddler!!!

https://youtu.be/jk7lsBucZ6o

 



Chuck_norris10 #13 Posted 14 March 2019 - 04:33 AM

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View PostBobby_Tables, on 13 March 2019 - 08:47 PM, said:

 

Classic example below, view at your own risk...

 

Vicious wolves attack human toddler!!!

https://youtu.be/jk7lsBucZ6o

 

 

No thanks! lol! it's just too easy to do.

 

 


 

FlakValleyExpress #14 Posted 14 March 2019 - 11:43 AM

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Maybe because WoWP forums are on the same server as WoT? I noticed WoWS has the only security of the three.

 

http://forum.worldofwarplanes.com/
http://forum.worldoftanks.com/
https://forum.worldofwarships.com/

 

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Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #15 Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:01 PM

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if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


Chuck_norris10 #16 Posted 23 March 2019 - 11:00 PM

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View PostBobby_Tables, on 13 March 2019 - 05:38 PM, said:

 

Actually, it would be minimal money and resources to implement https on this web site.  

 

I have spoken out on this before.  The fact that the overall ownership is connected with Russia and the lack of security on the website is troublesome.  You will note that when you do a transaction such as purchase a plane, that is secured.  So they already have the certificates and they could utilize them here I suspect.  

 

Something I have complained about in the past because it's very rare to see a "Not secure" in the web address in Chrome, yet this site shows it.  

 

Granted, there is not much people are doing in the forum to demand security, but since this site is linked into your primary account via WG's implementation of single sign on, it should be secured.  

 

The thing is this site uses the same username and password as is needed in game and a hacker could easily get that info from this unsecured forum with no certificates.

Should a person be worried? Well I'm seeing it first hand on a gameforge game I have played for years and although the game has a security cert. it is safe but the support section which runs through their unsecured forum has no certificate and right now I'm watching a few of my members as well as other players getting their account password hacked and they then change the email so you will never get it back.

If they pay this much attention to their forum security then I have to ask how seriously they take security here.


 

 


 




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