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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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Question Lock with red line?

I noticed that when I click on to a thread, I see a lock with a red line through it on the line where the URL is located. Any ideas what this is and what it means. Thanks to admin and moderators for any help.

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John: If I'm guessing correctly at what you are referring to, that lock represents whether a web site is secure or not and the line MIGHT indicate that you are accessing an unsecure site. That's not necessarily a bad thing. A site like routerforums isn't running a secure connection - there would be no reason to. On the other hand, if you access your bank login through the web, you would definitely want a secure connection and would see a lock.

It may depend as well on what browser you were using and whether or not it recognized an updated security certificate.

Again, it depends a lot on your end and if you could take a screen shot of the icon, might be able to give you more detailed advice.

I don't see any security lock when I access the forum with any browser, and in fact if I click on the info button next to the URL line, it specifically says the "connection is not secure".

Lastly, does it prevent you from accessing any thread?
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I have no idea so I'm going with what Vince said.

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Mine is the same, I thought it was NSA monitoring icon.
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Insecure password warning in Firefox

Firefox will display a lock icon with red strike-through red strikethrough icon in the address bar when a login page you’re viewing does not have a secure connection. This is to inform you that if you enter your password it could be stolen by eavesdroppers and attackers.
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Insecure password warning in Firefox

Firefox will display a lock icon with red strike-through red strikethrough icon in the address bar when a login page youíre viewing does not have a secure connection. This is to inform you that if you enter your password it could be stolen by eavesdroppers and attackers.
Bill, is that on my end or on the forum end? To remedy that do I get a different browser?
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Bill, is that on my end or on the forum end? To remedy that do I get a different browser?
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Herb... I would think its on the forum end, since you're logging into the forum....but that is little more than a guess on my part...
I just looked using my Chrome browser and there was no lock..??

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Herb... I would think its on the forum end, since you're logging into the forum....but that is little more than a guess on my part...
I just looked using my Chrome browser and there was no lock..??
Maybe a Firefox thing A lot of sites/prorams don't recognise FireFox as a legitimate Browser.
I know that Windows updates don't and try to defeat it in various ways.

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