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SaveFerris
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HTTPS

Post by SaveFerris » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:58 pm

Hi, after viewing a story on TV about the repeal of internet privacy rules, which means my ISP can now sell data about my internet activity without my permission, I installed the HTTPS everywhere addon on both my computer and my cell phone. While this isn't a perfect solution, they can still see what websites I am connecting to, this prevents against them seeing exactly which pages I am accessing or intercepting any content I submit. The Buzzboard does not have working HTTPS though. It seems it's there, as you can see from https://www.mibuzzboard.com but there is not a valid certificate. You should look into fixing this. Besides the issues I already raised this could also aid in keeping communications private when someone accesses this site from their employers networks. I believe there are a couple different places giving out free SSL certificates, you should look into it. Thank you for reading my suggestion.



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Re: HTTPS

Post by audiophile » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:47 pm

I'm pretty sure that SSL license wouldn't be free or even cheap, unless the hosting site has a shared license that MW could use.


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Re: HTTPS

Post by bmw » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:40 pm

SaveFerris wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:58 pm
Hi, after viewing a story on TV about the repeal of internet privacy rules, which means my ISP can now sell data about my internet activity without my permission...
It is unfortunate how dishonestly the media has been reporting this story. The "repeal" was of a law that never went into effect. In other words, nothing whatsoever has changed - the same rules that have applied to ISP's in the past will continue to apply to ISP's in the future.

The media-induced panic has been entertaining to watch.



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Re: HTTPS

Post by audiophile » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:19 pm

I agree non-story. Google mines a lot more data and they beyond the reach of this order.


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Re: HTTPS

Post by SaveFerris » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:50 am

This is absolutely not a non-story. I'll try to keep politics out of this because this is not a political issue, it's a privacy issue. What Google does has nothing to do with it either. You have a choice to use their services. If you are concerned about what they are doing there are alternatives, such as duckduckgo. This is not the case for ISP services. Usually you are only served by two competing companies. It is very difficult to set one up due to regulatory hurdles that were lobbied for by the larger companies like AT&T and Comcast.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/03/c ... e-industry

I have to give props to the 15 Republicans who did the right thing. This is a serious issue in dire need of attention.



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Re: HTTPS

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:12 am

I looked into this. Purchasing an SSL certificate would run me $100 a year.

Sorry, SaveFerris, but you're the only person who has made a specific request for this. It's not worth it.

If it were - say - $25 per year, then I would purchase it without hesitation.

I'm already spending close to $550 per year between the domain name and hosting services that I need for the Buzzboard.


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Re: HTTPS

Post by SaveFerris » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:11 pm

https://letsencrypt.org/ provides the service for free.

Edit: it looks like your host, inmotionhosting, has no planned support for this service. I am quite surprised at the price you're paying. I rent two dedicated servers and it doesn't even cost me half that.



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Re: HTTPS

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:34 pm

I've been using them for years and am pleased with their level of customer service. I have no desire to switch. My $550 estimate was a little off; it's actually about $500 ($479 of which is for the actual hosting).


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