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Secure connection for MR forum
« on: April 01, 2019, 06:53:38 AM »
Dear all,

Is it possible to have a secure connection for MR forum? for one year to start with

If Yes, then
(1) how much would it cost?
(2) how about we chip in for it? I mean those who can of course. I'd be happy to pay for it all if it's not too expensive, but it would be nice if others want to also contribute.

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Re: Secure connection for MR forum
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 10:42:43 AM »
For what it's worth, there's not much reason to have https other than that extra security knowing your internet traffic isn't getting routed through some snooper looking at your data. Those types of connections are typically reserved for places that exchange highly sensitive information, like your banks or emails for example.

Unless you're actively exchanging highly sensitive information on MR, there shouldn't be much to worry about. Still, it's always good to know that little green lock is around. Saves you the trouble of blissfully clicking that virus link.  ;)
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Re: Secure connection for MR forum
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 08:50:35 AM »
yes exactly, it's probably not very relevant to our type of activities but still, it is reassuring to see that green lock :D

From another perspective, I think it would also make MR forum look more professional ;) I tried to make my own website and blog but I have realized the high amount of work that these things require. So I think I'd rather contribute to that which already exists and that which I already use :D
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Re: Secure connection for MR forum
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 01:43:51 PM »
I have been thinking this for quite a while now, but since as you say it's not sensitive data on here I figured it wasn't worth bringing up. It would be nice to have it nonetheless though, what with the constant "Not secure" message from chrome it always bugs me haha
It would certainly make it feel that bit more professional, true.
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Re: Secure connection for MR forum
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 02:17:12 PM »
It would be neat, but I question whether or not it would even be possible to implement. MR is an old site after all. We're built using a standard design, so there isn't as much flexibility in the coding as a lot of people have wished for over the years. But it certainly would be a question worth asking Hasith, just to know if it's possible

This though, is why I always use a VPN.

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Re: Secure connection for MR forum
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 09:31:41 PM »
Less to do with website design, more to do with the protocol used to transmit data from one node to another. Every bit of data comes in a packet. Basically how the https works is that it certifies that whoever sent you the information online is indeed the person that sent you the information. That certificate guarantees it wasn't sent by a man-in-the-middle who just forwarded you the data instead thanks to the power of technology. Of course it costs money to do so, routing the data through secured links instead of mindlessly finding whatever's there requires infrastructure. Internet Protocols haven't changed much since most everyone follows the predescribed standards, so yes it's possible. However it's up for debate whether it's worth paying hundreds of dollars for something that doesn't take care of itself.

Just to throw it out there: https://www.instantssl.com/compare-tsl-ssl-certificates
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Re: Secure connection for MR forum
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2019, 12:10:44 PM »
No it's not worth at all for sites like these. It costs money, slows down site, also give all sorts of technical problems. Otherwise I would have implements those long time ago. It's worth only if we deal with highly sensitive data like credit card details.

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Re: Secure connection for MR forum
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 12:49:21 PM »
thank you all for your inputs. It's Ok then, no secure connection for MR. Although now that I think about it, Coryn pointed out an alternative solution ::), VPN, thank you :D
« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 12:52:08 PM by Boosted Nomena :) »
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