I am not very computer savvy (still trying to understand "cut and paste") but this message is driving me crazy. I used to be able to go on WiFi at McDonalds but now if I'm there, I get this message, no matter what site I try to reach. Today, I tried to get on the Trijicon site and get the same message on my Samsung tablet but I'm able to get on the site using my Samsung phone. Frustrating.
|I Deal In Lead|
It sounds like their lawyers (McDonalds) had them put that in so that no customer would sue them when their data got jacked.
|Striker in waiting|
You should be using a VPN on public Wi-Fi anyway. If you insist on using public Wi-Fi at all, which you shouldn’t unless you really have to.
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This happens in my living room using my cable router.
Maybe it's not about where you're connecting.
Some browsers freak out at websites not using HTTPS or having problems with their SSL certificates
|It's pronounced just |
the way it's spelled
Yeah, my new iPad throws up “Not Secure” every time I visit this website, no matter where I am or if I’m using a VPN or not.
Yeah, me too. I know that my WiFi here at home is secure, so it's not the reason. It's probably because this isn't an HTTPS address.
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|quarter MOA visionary|
^^^^ this ^^^^
It is an alarm for lack of HTTPS ~ not always a big deal if you know where you are going.
Happens a lot on local web (for configuration) interface devices where establishing a SSL cert is not yet done.
The bad thing about it is that if I don't give a damn, I still cannot proceed.
There are three reasons a browser may throw this up:
For all three cases: Often you can click on "proceed anyway" or "advanced," then "proceed anyway," and get to where you (think) you want to go.
I wrote "think," in parenthesis, above, because, lacking a valid, traceable HTTPS connection and certificate, you may not be connecting to where you think you are.
With sites like SIGforum, where there's no exchange of money or sensitive information, it's not such a big deal. If you ever get this kind of thing from a vendor site, your bank/CU, or what-have-you: DO NOT PROCEED. Ever.
When your mobile device issues such warnings it means it's an unsecured (open) WiFi connection that anybody may be snooping, or that the connection may be hijacked--taking you places that look right, but are not what they appear to be.
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|I Deal In Lead|
I use public WiFi with my iPhone all the time when I'm traveling and never have any problems, but then I don't go anywhere that would interest anyone hacking, just gun boards and news boards.
If I want to go into a sensitive site(almost never), I turn off WiFi and use data.
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