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By: Martijn Coppoolse   Homepage   Voorburg, NL  
Date: Jun 07,2017 at 03:30
In Response to: [OT] official harassments (Ryan)

> > You're complaining about two completely different things:
> > 1. The first two warnings (by IE and Firefox) are legitimate: they mean
> > that you're submitting a user name and password on an UNENCRYPTED
> connection.
>
> now i understood some of the things.
> but these harassments recently started to happen

Yes, that's because malware and ransomware are getting more and more advanced, and are using every security hole they can find. Browser builders are determined to patch up every security hole they can find, even if it is an inconvenience to users.

> >UNENCRYPTED connection
> wirely connected to the modem with my main pc, but i dont understand
> why you need the encrytion for a cable connection. because i dont know a
> password thing with a cable connection.

The encryption is a good idea because you have no idea who might 'sniff' the connection between your PC and the web server. You might be on a wired connection with your cable provider; so they can't sniff you there, but between your cable provider and the website in question, you have no idea who may be listening in.

Also, browser builders have to take into account that more and more surfing takes place on mobile devices, sometimes via insecure (free) WiFi. That's why they're pushing for SSL connections everywhere, and especially login forms.


> other pc's are totally UNENCRYPTED with a wifi modem , WPA's are all
> disabled, no one lives near me, i refuse to put any encrytions for an
> easy life.

That's up to you.


> so those bugging messages are actually friendly messages that they
> care, i thought hotbot was trying to steal something from me, but insead,
> now it is the yahoo and google that are trying to steal something from
> me, because they dont want to warn me? this is ironical.

Yahoo and Google aren't trying to steal anything... Where did you get that idea?


> in the mean time, i stay away from these harassments if i have an other choice.

As I said, the first two warnings you mentioned are easy to avoid: just visit the https URLs instead of the http ones.


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Martijn

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