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Old 09-15-2017, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default SSL Forums?

I noticed these forums are not secured, nor is there an option to manually log in using https://forums.sjgames.com. The "secure logon" page explicitly states that it will not work with the forums...


This is a privacy concern. Is there something I missed? Is there any consideration for enabling SSL?

Maybe it has come up before. Sorry if so. Could not find the answer.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:28 PM   #2
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I've mentioned it in the past, yes:
http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=148152

I have an idea why this hasn't been addressed yet - SJGames is a relatively small company, and time spent fixing the Secure HTTP issue is time not spent keeping the e-store running or developing games. (That's just a guess, mind you.)

As an interim measure, I suggest using a password here that you don't use anywhere else.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:56 PM   #3
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I suggest using a password here that you don't use anywhere else.
That is good advice at all times and with all accounts of every type!

Also a PITA, I know :/
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:45 PM   #4
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Password uniqueness doesn't help with privacy concerns, as all posts you read and make are also sent clear text.
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:58 PM   #5
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Password uniqueness doesn't help with privacy concerns, as all posts you read and make are also sent clear text.
It means your password being insecure doesn't put you at risk anywhere else.
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:39 PM   #6
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Password uniqueness doesn't help with privacy concerns, as all posts you read and make are also sent clear text.
You're reading and posting to a publicly-readable site. Is this a concern?
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:37 PM   #7
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You're reading and posting to a publicly-readable site. Is this a concern?
What someone is reading in particularly is far more informative than knowing "there's some stuff on the internet that someone may or may not be reading". And of course Private Messages are private.
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