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Warnings of Doom and the Site Certification Issue

Evidently this hybrid culture of BraveNewWorld Ver 19.84 has started online today with a drive for SSL certification for all sites. Sites not having this will be dubbed “Bad” and ringed with warnings. I’m in the process of dealing with this but for now those “Here There Be Dragons” flashcards will remain.

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  • Jay Solo January 20, 2021, 2:54 PM

    This has been a thing for a while now. Typically a shared hosting service will make a free version available to you and may or may not activate it for you, but if something happens that makes it no longer be tied to the site, or it expires, you will start seeing the silly warnings. The big thing is you can’t have HTTPS without it, and Google won’t index anything but HTTPS.

  • Jewel January 20, 2021, 3:35 PM

    I’ve been seeing this on every site for more than a year. Meh.

  • Red January 20, 2021, 4:44 PM

    Good Sir
    While Dragons can be rather messy at meals time, they do have a certain charm.
    I came across this today. It is an interesting read and might be worthy of your time.
    Red

  • Red January 20, 2021, 4:44 PM
  • EX-Californian Pete January 20, 2021, 5:06 PM

    Vanderleun,
    You’re a class act, decent Human, and a salt-o-the-earth guy.
    I hope you don’t get censored, and can keep up the good work.

    One of my gun smithing websites went missing due to the “wokeness” of the server, but my (mostly private) WIX site hasn’t been messed with. So far………..

    I’m sure we’ll see a lot of upcoming surprises as this Socialist regime in the W.H. starts gaining momentum.

  • Jack January 20, 2021, 6:57 PM

    I was deflected from AmericanDigest yesterday by some nonsense regarding site certification but I got around it. It’s still the best site on the WWW.

  • Gordon Scott January 21, 2021, 4:25 AM

    I have a fairly simple website (nothing being sold on it) that I need to get running. It’s easy to sign up. Getting a functional page requires many hours of learning. I approached a friend who has some knowledge to help and offered her $200 just to get a single page with one picture working. She did, but she also told me a close relative of hers told her, “I won’t even change a picture on a page for $200.”

  • leelu January 21, 2021, 7:45 AM

    My hosting service has apparently set up the certificate for me when I wasn’t looking. It really doesn’t matter unless you are accepting payments. All the cert does is a) vouch that you are who you say you are, b) encrypt traffic between you and your readers.

    It’s not a bad thing.

  • BillH January 21, 2021, 7:45 AM

    Odd. I haven’t seen one of those SSL warnings for a long time. Maybe it’s the obscure browser I mostly use (Vivaldi). Latched onto it several years ago when Firefox got too flaky and cumbersone for my taste. Vivaldi does say “Not Secure” in faint text at the front of the URL window when it’s a http:// site.

  • Vanderleun January 21, 2021, 7:55 AM

    Well this site is, in most respects, pretty secure for now.

  • leelu January 22, 2021, 8:54 AM

    Ah, yes. The padlock o’ security.

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