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HTTPS Encryption « on: February 09, 2018, 11:29:01 PM » Author: Patrick
We are in the process of enabling HTTPS-encryption sitewide.  For several years lighting-gallery.net has employed HTTPS-encryption for the login process, but not for any content viewed before or after signing on.  Now, HTTPS will continue to be used following the login page, and shortly I plan to switch on for visitors who have not signed in as well.

HTTPS encrypts traffic being sent over the network between your browser and our server.  It helps ensure information cannot be intercepted, and helps prevent a network intruder from inserting their own content and having it appear to be from our site.  We have not had any specific security concerns, but browser makers and search engines are beginning to increasingly single out non-https sites as less secure, by showing prominent warnings or decreasing their search rankings.  Therefore, I feel it's a move we should be making even though most of our content is not highly sensitive.  

Part of the solution includes in image proxy, which should allow you to continue to include images from http sources using the [img] tag.  The proxy will request them server-side, and relay them to our visitors over https.  Let us know if you encounter any issues that might be related to the switch.
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Re: HTTPS Encryption « Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 12:01:06 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
I like the nice green secure symbol this site has now..  Cool
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Re: HTTPS Encryption « Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 06:32:09 AM » Author: F96T12 DD VHO
Yeah when you were doing that the site said "Site Can't Be Reached" but when I returned that Secure symbol appeared like @HomeBrewLamps said
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Re: HTTPS Encryption « Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 07:09:33 AM » Author: dor123
The secure symbol varies between browsers and smartphones. In my Pale Moon browser, it looks like this:
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Re: HTTPS Encryption « Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 08:23:17 AM » Author: Lumex120
The secure symbol varies between browsers and smartphones. In my Pale Moon browser, it looks like this:

That's normal, different browsers use different icons for HTTPS encryption.
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Re: HTTPS Encryption « Reply #5 on: February 10, 2018, 01:28:56 PM » Author: Lodge
It seems to make sense, but I think if most users here seen someone all of a sudden trying to sell Viagra in a posting we would know what's up and report it, so if it makes it harder for someone with ill intent on inserting content it's all good.. 
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