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Post by newcastle »

My connection to www.luxor4u.com/forum.... is showing "Not secure".

I haven't noticed this before. Should I be worried?

Not that I intend to post passwords or credit card details :lol:



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Post by DJKeefy »

No need to worry, we don't need to be a SSL site, you are only sending "Text" over the internet, if you were using a credit card to pay for something then it needs to be Encrypted (secure) the address would be HTTPS instead of HTTP.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in an online communication. The usage of SSL technology ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted.
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Is it true then that any postings can be read by, for example, the UK government.....should they so desire.

I have always assumed this to be the case. but does the Egyptian government similarly have any way of accessing information posted on L4U, notwithstanding that it is not an Egyptian website?

How easy/difficult would it be for them to access the email or identity of any poster.....information given to you when becoming a forum member?

And would moving from HTTP to HTTPS make any difference?

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Easy I hope, because they need to get things right they are failing on at the moment!!!! :dv :dv :dv :dv

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newcastle wrote:Is it true then that any postings can be read by, for example, the UK government.....should they so desire.

I have always assumed this to be the case. but does the Egyptian government similarly have any way of accessing information posted on L4U, notwithstanding that it is not an Egyptian website?

How easy/difficult would it be for them to access the email or identity of any poster.....information given to you when becoming a forum member?

And would moving from HTTP to HTTPS make any difference?
Anyone with a membership can read the posts and have the same permissions like you have, so the Government would have to be a member to read the members only area's posts which is most of the forum, they can not read email addresses, PM's or IP address.

There is no information held that could identify a member to a real person.

HTTPS is only really used for secure transactions and would not benefit the forum in anyway, since the only thing your submitting is a text post.
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Post by Major Thom »

The site is so well known in Luxor, I would be cock sure the authorities have a member or members, but surely it does not matter if members identities or IP numbers cannot be seen. My thoughts would be, in some cases it would be good for them to read what people think, it may change attitude's, but then again I maybe think it won't. Surely peoples thoughts mean something!! I have noticed though some posts have cooled to posting certain things... Whoops! that's Novichock on my door handle!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Alistair1967 »

newcastle wrote:My connection to http://www.luxor4u.com/forum.... is showing "Not secure".

I haven't noticed this before. Should I be worried?

Not that I intend to post passwords or credit card details :lol:
I notice that certain browsers are now displaying this, instead of the old grey padlock for plain http (as opposed to https) sites -nothing to worry about in the case of L4U.

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Just updated my security had these 4 signs made back in Blighty........... 8)
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"If you think your tuff-enuff try your luck".......
A guy came for two months leccy yesterday, I said "no money till Saturday..
he said "we'll cut you off, I said "you did 5 times yesterday, So what's new ? Do you like Dogs ?...a right load of 'pussies!.... 8)
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