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your connection to this site is not secure/is not fully secure

Yesterday I began having issues with this on both my pc and tablet. I've done all the usual checks and researched on the internet and carried out the simple check date/time solution. I can't find anything that would cause this. A few websites are loading as secure but the majority aren't - including Virgin Media! Even this page is saying it's not secure so I know I'm taking a chance but this is really annoying now. I suspect it's the connection in some way as I'm having issues across devices. Any help would be much appreciated.

 

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Re: your connection to this site is not secure/is not fully secure

A lot of browsers are changing the way they announce websites.

Lets clarify something HTTP - the default internet protocol - is not secure by design.  So if you are browsing say http://bbc.co.uk/news you'll see something like this on your browser.

Then this is normal, however you should think before entering information into forms on such sites, as information is sent in plain text so anyone monitoring a connection can see it.

If a site needs information from you then, normally they will switch to a secure page instead.

By adding the word Secure next to the padlock the browser designers want to reinforce the idea of which sites are safe to enter data on and which are not.

Note that community.virginmedia.com loads over http by default.  Ideally access the forum by using https://community.virginmedia.com instead.  You can try the same with other sites, but not all sites have a https variant.

To sum up - Non secure - Ok for everyday browsing
                    Secure        - For sites where you're exchanging/viewing personal data.

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Can you take some screenshots of the error(s) you're receiving?

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I've tried to get a screen shot but it won't load on this page. I've resigned myself to the fact that as long as the websites I need a secure connection for ie bank, then that will have to do. I understand that not all websites use https and perhaps this is something I have not noticed before. When I check the sites that are not fully secure, such as a purchase from John Lewis, the details say it has a valid certificate and secure connection but mixed content/http resources are flagging up as 'red'. Sites, such as Amazon and recruitment websites I have used, load as secure striaght away; VM does not load as secure apart from email log in. I realise without a screen shot it's not easy to understand what I'm talking about! It's the circle with an i inside it at the start of a site address that I noticed as I look for the padlock and https. Maybe it's 'just one of those things'...thank you for responding, anyway Smiley Happy 

 

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Re: your connection to this site is not secure/is not fully secure

A lot of browsers are changing the way they announce websites.

Lets clarify something HTTP - the default internet protocol - is not secure by design.  So if you are browsing say http://bbc.co.uk/news you'll see something like this on your browser.

Then this is normal, however you should think before entering information into forms on such sites, as information is sent in plain text so anyone monitoring a connection can see it.

If a site needs information from you then, normally they will switch to a secure page instead.

By adding the word Secure next to the padlock the browser designers want to reinforce the idea of which sites are safe to enter data on and which are not.

Note that community.virginmedia.com loads over http by default.  Ideally access the forum by using https://community.virginmedia.com instead.  You can try the same with other sites, but not all sites have a https variant.

To sum up - Non secure - Ok for everyday browsing
                    Secure        - For sites where you're exchanging/viewing personal data.

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If you browse to Google ffor a search on a fresh install of Chrome, without an adblocker, Chrome will flag Google as insecure (big strike through the HTTPS) because of all the hidden trackers and mixed mode content built into the page. Which is rather humorous Cat Happy

Google falling fowl of their own push to make websites load everything via HTTPS.

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Link please - I don't have an ad blocker installed and I'm not seeing ads or a https strikethrough on the Chrome Download page.

Edit - besides the HTTPS strikethrough usually means there's an issue with the Certificate.  It might be worth clicking the HTTPS and viewing exactly what the issue is.

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I can't at the moment, I noticed it on a Win 7 Home laptop I was reinstalling for someone recently. Got the OS on and updated, dropped Chrome on it and went to Google for drivers, and Chrome had google.co.uk https striked for being insecure. It was like that every time I checked via that reinstalled computer. I'll get a screenshot next week when I see that laptop again and check which part of Google it said was insecure.

My own computers make use of the HOSTS file and other things, so I can't reproduce it through my computers

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It was dodgy on Opera but secure on Microsoft Edge.

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'HTTPS everywhere' is an extension add on for Chrome browser, it forces sites to use the more secure HTTPS connection.

extension

As suggested  if they have an HTTPS option available.  It can't turn a HTTP only site into a HTTPS one.

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Buffer6 wrote:

'HTTPS everywhere' is an extension add on for Chrome browser, it forces sites to use the more secure HTTPS connection.


You should add to that if they have an HTTPS option available.  It can't turn a HTTP only site into a HTTPS one.

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