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GustavKuriga

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HTTPS security standard
« Topic Start: February 15, 2018, 02:11:29 AM »
So soon Google is going to start marking any website that does not use the https security standard as unsecured on google chrome. I thought I would bring this up because even though the forum is https compliant, the game isn't.

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Re: HTTPS security standard
« Reply #1: February 16, 2018, 12:26:40 AM »
I push buttons and words appear. That is all I know of the magical machine.

How will this affect me/the general player?
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Re: HTTPS security standard
« Reply #2: February 16, 2018, 12:39:26 AM »
If done right, not in the slightest.

However, it's out of my hands; server configuration stuff like this is still 100% Tom.
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Re: HTTPS security standard
« Reply #3: February 16, 2018, 07:35:28 AM »
I push buttons and words appear. That is all I know of the magical machine.

How will this affect me/the general player?

As Anaris said, if done right nothing will change besides seeing https up at the top. The issue comes with NOT doing anything. That makes Battlemaster show up as a dangerous site in google Chrome, and that will turn away new players.

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Re: HTTPS security standard
« Reply #4: February 16, 2018, 08:18:05 AM »
@Danaris,

Should we notify Tom about this?
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Re: HTTPS security standard
« Reply #5: February 16, 2018, 09:54:02 AM »
You're talking about this: https://security.googleblog.com/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html right?

It's not like they're warning people against it, just making it more obvious that it's a non-secure connection.
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Re: HTTPS security standard
« Reply #6: February 17, 2018, 08:13:31 AM »
You're talking about this: https://security.googleblog.com/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html right?

It's not like they're warning people against it, just making it more obvious that it's a non-secure connection.

That's not how the average internet user is going to view it.

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Re: HTTPS security standard
« Reply #7: February 17, 2018, 02:42:38 PM »
Yea, Firefox kept warning me about my insecure connection, and I'm on PC. I changed all my favorites for https://.

It was disconcerting, even though I presumed no threat was present.