@FreeER Cloudflare allows free ssl too (it will take me 5 mins to implement here).
But I don't see a point to https? There isn't a shop being run here and the hassle of it is meh. If you know a good reason, let me know - i've thought about it and from my understanding it doesn't really give that much benefit. The brand name SSLs certs are too expensive (we will all have to chip in if we wanted to buy that) and that's the only type i like as it gives an authority to the site .
but apparently google is factoring it into it's rankings so that's a small thing as well, and I imagine it makes some people more comfortable to use https since most/all browsers display a green "secure" mark (and supposedly chrome will be showing a red "insecure" mark soon). Basically boils down to that as far as I know like this says https://forumpromotion.net/security-and-privacy/pros-cons-ssl-forum (security, confidence, and seo).
Just out of curiousity: how are the passwords of this site stored? salts, iterations? and why not encrypt passwords? just because CEF doesnt do it?
My firefox always warns me when i want to enter the password, because its not encrypted.
The point is, that all people nowadays got a smartphone and many places got public wifi.
HTTPS protects you from the man in the middle attack that can happen fast trough an unknown network.
Also read Why HTTPS Matters
BYE BYE INTERNET PRIVACY! ADVERTISERS GOT IT! all thanks to trump and the lunatic party (republicans) of the USA.
Last I've heard, websites of adult entertainment like pornhub have started doing their https encyption and trying to fight against the republicans as well from this bill and possibly anything else. This april fools joke that they did pretty much bring in the scare of everyone...
first of all thx for this forum.
second where are the problems to use Let's Encrypt for https?
All what I read by now confused me a little:
On the one hand you create a new forum for CE, because the old one is "old". And it also seems to be impossibel to create a new account or retreat a new password, but this another story.
So on the one hand you create a new forum in your freetime, but on the other one you do not the simplest thing of all, even it its is for free by now, to protect you work, by using ssl cert.
It's like build a twin-house one finished, one with unfinisehd roof. Don't wonder if you have to do a core removal after a short time, caused by mildew.