ISKA website not secure

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mcnamado
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ISKA website not secure

Post by mcnamado » Mon May 27, 2019 8:40 am

Since last week I have noticed that the ISKA website displays ‘Not Secure’ in the address banner section of all pages. Could any of the Techs explain what’s happened and if all is ok?
Regards Donal

johnd
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Re: ISKA website not secure

Post by johnd » Mon May 27, 2019 11:54 am

Hi Donal,

The message is telling you that data sent to and from the ISKA website is not encrypted.The website was setup in a hurry after being hacked six years ago. I will look into resolving this loophole.

John

DaveWalsh
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Re: ISKA website not secure

Post by DaveWalsh » Mon May 27, 2019 12:14 pm

John
Oileain.org was reported to me just yesterday to be the same "not secure".
I was told you pay extra for greater cover.
About 50.00 p.a. was guesstimated but not investigated as I amn't bothered about it.
DW

johnd
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Re: ISKA website not secure

Post by johnd » Mon May 27, 2019 2:09 pm

Hi Donal, Dave agus daoine eile,

The main reason why you would want to use encryption when accessing a website is for the protection of passwords, contact details and credit card details as they traverse the Internet. The ISKA website (http://www.iska.ie/) does not store contact details or credit card details, but it does store passwords for forum users. These passwords traverse the Internet without being encrypted. This is not ideal and should be resolved.

Note that the ISKA members website (https://members.iska.ie/) DOES use encryption because it does store members' contact details.

Dave, in the case of oileain.org, if there is no private information on the website, encryption is not needed.

Happy paddling,

John

mcnamado
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Re: ISKA website not secure

Post by mcnamado » Tue May 28, 2019 11:43 am

Thanks for the quick reply
Donal

johnd
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Re: ISKA website not secure

Post by johnd » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:07 pm

The website including the forum should be secure now for all. Any problems, please let us know.

John

mcnamado
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Re: ISKA website not secure

Post by mcnamado » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:46 am

Well done John, site looking good again

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