Site Security Warning: Firefox 51

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Hi Guys,


I have a number of subscription sites that require a password to enter.


Recently on the sign in screen, a warning message has begun to appear
stating that "This connection is not secure ... logins entered here could be
compromised".


This warning appears when the Firefox web browser is used.


Needless to say this is alarming customers.


There is a link associated with the warning message that takes you to a Firefox
support page:


https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Protect-your-privacy/Insecure-password-warning-in-Firefox/ta-p/27861


The page reads thus:


"Insecure password warning in Firefox

 
This is a new feature that is available starting in Firefox version 51.

 

Firefox will display a grey lock icon with a red strike-through in the address bar, when a login page you’re viewing does not have a secure connection. This is to inform you that if you enter your password it could be stolen by eavesdroppers and attackers.

 

Starting in Firefox version 52, you will also see a warning message when you click inside the login box to enter a username or password.

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    What can I do if a login page is insecure?

If a login page for your favorite site is insecure, you can try and see if a secure version of the page exists by typing https:// before the url in the location bar. You can also try to contact the web administrator for the site and ask them to secure their connection.


Not recommended: You can also continue to log in to the website even if the connection is insecure, but do so at your own risk. If you do go this route, try to use a unique password or a password that you don’t also use for other important sites.
About insecure pages

Pages that need to transmit private information, such as credit cards, personal information and passwords, need to have a secure connection to help prevent attackers from stealing your information. (Tip: A secure connection will have "HTTPS" in the address bar, along with a green lock icon.)


Pages that don’t transmit any private information can have an unencrypted connection (HTTP). It is not advised to enter private information, such as passwords, on a web page that shows HTTP in the address bar. The information you enter can be stolen over this insecure connection.


Note for developers

For developers looking to learn more about this warning, please see this page. The page explains when and why Firefox shows this warning, and will also provide some details on how to fix the issue. For more information, see this blog post and this Site Compatibility document."



Can you help me address the issues raised here as I can see many potential problems if my

firefox using customers are receiving these repeated warnings  and may start viewing my sites 

as unsafe.


How can I secure my URLS and make them HTTPS  as discussed above?


Best Regards


Steve





































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Posted 1 year ago

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Many thanks for the update Steve. I know the HTTPS is becoming important to google and other search engines. In truth, unless you are requiring "personal" data like bank details etc to sell direct from your website then being secure isn't really vital, BUT.... customers get worried and if Google doesn't like it you can bet the www will have to fall into line.  I do know that Homestead are aware and are monitoring the effect of not being HTTPS for its builders. As a firefox user I will read through the link so once agina, my thanks.
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Hi Brian,

Firefox users are now being warned that Homestead sites that use password
protected pages are UNSAFE.

I have recieved a number of emails now from concerned customers worried
about the security of my sites in general!

I would like to know how I can make my URLs ... HTTTPS?

How much would it cost?

Is it possible?

This I think will be "none - negotiable" before long for web site owners and we need to
resolve this issue immediately.


Drew ... come on ... what't the official position on this massive issue?


Our customers are getting worried!


Regards

Steve
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Drew N, Community Manager

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The reason is that you need to be able to access settings that on the Homestead platform are not accessible at this time. The development staff would need to add the interface to allow the access and the engineering staff would need to grant required permissions and make sure that there are no other issues to be aware of. I am sorry, but while we may be able to do this at some point, it is unlikely to be soon. I do not know if there is some 3rd party out there that can find a way to do this or not, but I do not see how.
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Steve7353

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Drew,


Ok ... are we having a network  problem?


All my sites seem to be down.


Regards

Steve
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Drew N, Community Manager

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There was a brief drop in network traffic. I do not have a cause, but it seems to have recovered. Do you still see an issue?
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Seems we are back up now ... phew!

I'll do more research on the SSL certificates issue ... this is a new field
for me but I think I will need to learn fast as these warnings in Firefox
are creating nightmare problems at my end.

Best Regards

Steve
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Drew N, Community Manager

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I am sorry. I am continuing to pass on the comments of yourself and a few other customers that have expressed concern, and will continue to do so.

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