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zodiac1  Male  Flintshire 31-Jul-2019 10:59 Message #4747033
anyone else getting the message, " this site is unsecure " ?
Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire 31-Jul-2019 11:08 Message #4747035
Yes, very frustrating it is too.
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Beach  Male  Dorset 31-Jul-2019 11:16 Message #4747038
Yes ... and, occasionally, when I log in on Midsummer, my internet connection will switch off, cut out or, otherwise, play up a little and, bearing in mind that I service, repair and offer tuition relating to all things IT and computer relted for a living, (and for a passionate hobby), the fact that only Midsummer causes the intermittent, (though rare) occurence is a little disconcerting.

Of course it might just be coincidence that my net has only gone down when I've been logging into Midsummer.
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Beach  Male  Dorset 31-Jul-2019 11:17 Message #4747039
related
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Joaney  Female  Leicestershire 31-Jul-2019 11:29 Message #4747042
Been getting the same message for past couple of days stating site unsafe !!
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tumbleweed  Male  Gloucestershire 31-Jul-2019 11:37 Message #4747043
Seems the same as has been happening in the past....It usually involves somebody managing to contact Admin, and Admin then renewing the licence....

...and it also often involves conversations about the site closing...starting something up on facebook.....and a bit of don't panic Mr Mainwaring....

Then Admin, having been contacted, renew the licence....and we can all go back to sleep again......until the next time.
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brisinger  Male  Lancashire 31-Jul-2019 11:38 Message #4747044
I blame tw for not putting a penny in the meter ;-)
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vanman  Male  Cambridgeshire 31-Jul-2019 12:21 Message #4747052
Does anybody REALLY know what the message actually means? we can all assume it means whatever bad things it could mean, but, does it?
It's not as if you need to put any bank details on here, you don't even need to have a real life profile,
Are any sites 100% safe even the banking sites can get hacked!

Haven't most people got Anti this, that, and the other programs, that they either purchase or get free, installed?

I shouldn't worry too much about the message,

Even the 'OP' and his one man mission to 'knock' the site at any opportunity,
still stays here!! lol
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 31-Jul-2019 12:42 Message #4747056
I blame him for being cheep it should of been half a crown!

I had the message the other day, but I made it go away.
Male
tumbleweed  Male  Gloucestershire 31-Jul-2019 13:24 Message #4747059
I tried an old thrupenny bit, a peseta left over from my holidays in the 70's, and some unidentifiable thing that some scoundrel passed on to me in my change the other day.... and none of them have worked..
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SQL  Male  Devon 31-Jul-2019 18:00 Message #4747078
vanman - 31-Jul-2019 12:21

Does anybody REALLY know what the message actually means?

The message is saying the security certificate for this site has expired. The site will still work but the security is degraded. For the technical it's the SSL security that is affected.

So don't share any passwords or other sensitive data on this site, back in the day when I was heavily involved in networking these security certificates were issued for 12 or 24 months as a rule. However I see now that 3 month issues are quite common. It costs money for these certificates so that's why MSE's certificate keeps running out. I presume Admin rely on someone telling them there's a problem before they will renew it.

If no-one complains then Admin will assume the site is 'dead' I suppose.

SQL
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Good2BWith  Male  West Yorkshire 31-Jul-2019 18:10 Message #4747080
MANY thanks for that info, SQL
Regards
Female
leogirl  Female  Essex 31-Jul-2019 19:46 Message #4747092
I had a couple of messages that the site was unsecured.
I presume that means that messages sent can not be opened either sent as a conversation, or a private message,


leogirl
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SirMcFish  Male  the West Midlands 31-Jul-2019 20:21 Message #4747100
Won't affect usage of the site's features...

Just don't go typing in any credit card info or anything like that until they renew the SSL.

It also means that passwords could be being sent in plain text and if any bad actors were so inclined it would be a lot easier for them to intercept the information. So just make sure you're not using the same password for here that you use for your important accounts (e.g. banking etc...) which to be fair, would be very bad practice anyway.

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Harley44  Female  the Isle of Wight 31-Jul-2019 22:49 Message #4747158
I have had problems over the last couple of days - been OK for a good few weeks. Takes a few attempts to get logged in.....
Male
tsunamiwarrior  Male  Hertfordshire 31-Jul-2019 23:09 Message #4747163
I’ve had that message from time to time on this site and a few others too.
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fosy  Male  Leicestershire 31-Jul-2019 23:22 Message #4747165
my warning says certificate [invalid].

but when i click on "certificate [invalid]" it says its valid from 21/7/19 to 19/10/19.

very confusing.
Female
Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire 1-Aug-2019 07:06 Message #4747182
I keep getting it too, but find that if I go into Go ogle and click on the MSE dating site, I get straight in.
Male
Withgoodintent  Male  North Yorkshire 1-Aug-2019 08:42 Message #4747183
An unsecure site for insecure people. Paranoia and ignorance making them see trolls around every corner while ignoring, and never challenging' important issues. Not concerned at the Neo liberal economic ideology dangled and cast on us in the early 80's. A site of insecure people happy to put profit and greed first.
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MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 1-Aug-2019 10:18 Message #4747189
Haha! Who said that?
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire 1-Aug-2019 15:35 Message #4747227
Haha! Who said that?

Sometimes there are far too many singing from the same hymn sheet
Male
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 2-Aug-2019 05:51 Message #4747277
Indeed!!!
Male
Neros1954  Male  Devon 2-Aug-2019 14:28 Message #4747295
The last few posts have completely lost me.


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