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Post by Tawmis » Mon May 31, 2021 2:40 am

False Positive.

You've reported the issue before - and we discussed it then, too.
http://sierrahelp.com/forums/viewtopic. ... 671#p76671


Topic merged into this "Issues" thread.

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Re: Report forum or site issues.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:08 pm

Renamed the first post of the thread to "Report forum and site issues" - so whether it's an issue with the forum or the site reporting (false positive) - you can mention it here. But just know if it's reporting false positive - you don't really need to report it. :lol: I am sure Collector (or myself) would let everyone know if the site had been compromised.

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Re: Report forum or site issues.

Post by DeadPoolX » Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:59 pm

So this is a little weird, but on the left-hand side of the URL bar in Chrome and Firefox, it says "not secure." The message is: "Your connection to this site is not secure. You should not enter any sensitive information on this site (for example, passwords or credit cards), because it could be stolen by attackers."

For reference, I'm not particularly worried here. I don't enter any CC info and although I do enter a password to log into the site, if that got stolen and my account compromised, it wouldn't be the end of the world.

That said... why isn't the site secure? Was a security certificate not renewed?
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Re: Report forum or site issues.

Post by Tawmis » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:07 pm

DeadPoolX wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:59 pm
So this is a little weird, but on the left-hand side of the URL bar in Chrome and Firefox, it says "not secure." The message is: "Your connection to this site is not secure. You should not enter any sensitive information on this site (for example, passwords or credit cards), because it could be stolen by attackers."
For reference, I'm not particularly worried here. I don't enter any CC info and although I do enter a password to log into the site, if that got stolen and my account compromised, it wouldn't be the end of the world.
That said... why isn't the site secure? Was a security certificate not renewed?
It's a Chrome thing. Chrome recently implemented wanted to use httpS over http over things. For example, if you go to tawmis.com - I don't have httpS enabled. So it says "Not Secure" to the left of it.

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Re: Report forum or site issues.

Post by DeadPoolX » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:09 pm

Tawmis wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:07 pm
DeadPoolX wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:59 pm
So this is a little weird, but on the left-hand side of the URL bar in Chrome and Firefox, it says "not secure." The message is: "Your connection to this site is not secure. You should not enter any sensitive information on this site (for example, passwords or credit cards), because it could be stolen by attackers."
For reference, I'm not particularly worried here. I don't enter any CC info and although I do enter a password to log into the site, if that got stolen and my account compromised, it wouldn't be the end of the world.
That said... why isn't the site secure? Was a security certificate not renewed?
It's a Chrome thing. Chrome recently implemented wanted to use httpS over http over things. For example, if you go to tawmis.com - I don't have httpS enabled. So it says "Not Secure" to the left of it.
Must be a Firefox thing then too. This shows up in both browsers, but Maia and I use HTTPS whenever we can, regardless of the browser. Unfortunately, without HTTPS, that means information isn't encrypted, so potentially someone could intercept passwords entered. I can't say I particularly like that.
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Re: Report forum or site issues.

Post by Tawmis » Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:12 pm

DeadPoolX wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:09 pm
Tawmis wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 2:07 pm
DeadPoolX wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:59 pm
So this is a little weird, but on the left-hand side of the URL bar in Chrome and Firefox, it says "not secure." The message is: "Your connection to this site is not secure. You should not enter any sensitive information on this site (for example, passwords or credit cards), because it could be stolen by attackers."
For reference, I'm not particularly worried here. I don't enter any CC info and although I do enter a password to log into the site, if that got stolen and my account compromised, it wouldn't be the end of the world.
That said... why isn't the site secure? Was a security certificate not renewed?
It's a Chrome thing. Chrome recently implemented wanted to use httpS over http over things. For example, if you go to tawmis.com - I don't have httpS enabled. So it says "Not Secure" to the left of it.
Must be a Firefox thing then too. This shows up in both browsers, but Maia and I use HTTPS whenever we can, regardless of the browser. Unfortunately, with HTTPS, that means information isn't encrypted, so potentially someone could intercept passwords entered. I can't say I particularly like that.
It might be a Firefox thing too - I've not used Firefox probably in 2 years.

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Re: Report forum or site issues.

Post by Collector » Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:01 am

Costs money for the certificate, otherwise I would have converted to HTTPS a long time ago. This site already costs me enough just for a hobby. There is no money in it. Not sure how long I will continue to keep it up.
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Re: Report forum or site issues.

Post by Tawmis » Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:21 am

Collector wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:01 am
Costs money for the certificate, otherwise I would have converted to HTTPS a long time ago. This site already costs me enough just for a hobby. There is no money in it. Not sure how long I will continue to keep it up.
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Re: Report forum or site issues.

Post by Tawmis » Tue Aug 17, 2021 1:16 pm

Also - have you considered setting up a Sierra Help Patreon?
Not sure much for the Certificates - because, yeah I run a few sites - and those certs are not worth the cost of what my sites have/do.

But more so to help with the fees of the domain stuff.

You can create any tiers of donations. Like I have one for D&D - because it's all been remote because of the pandemic - to use the various online tools - I need to buy the source books digitally.
So I created a $1 tier to help pay for the montly sub needed to share content with my players and a $2 tier with the extra dollar going towards the "bank" of purchasing digital books.
Doing this, so far, I've bought 4 digital books (25 bucks a pop) over the year.

So even if you set a $1 tier (Patreon takes a small cut), and got people to donate automatically $1 a month, it'd help. Or create multiple Tiers, but at least $1 because people are probably willing to donate $1 a month. That's hardly noticable.

Advertise it as keeping the site up and paying for costs of the site.

For example, I have 5 people from my D&D game who donate to the $2 tier, so I get $10 a month - but after Patreon, it's $8.20 a month.

Just an idea. Link the Patreon on the front page - next to each of the downloads - on the forum.

You know I'd help get the word out as much as I could.

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Forum access error under Firefox 91.0.1 & 91.0.2

Post by goatmeal » Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:45 pm

Collector --

Not sure this is the right area in which to post this message, but I wanted to let you know that there is an error accessing the forum website under Firefox 91.0.1 and 91.0.2:
Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.sierrahelp.com. Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s).

Error code: SSL_ERROR_NO_CYPHER_OVERLAP

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Learn more...
https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/9 ... not-secure
The forums work just fine under the most recent versions of Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, and only just started happening under the recently updated versions of Firefox 91.0.1 and 91.0.2.

It may not be worth your time to fix it, but thought you should know. Thanks!

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Now as I test some things, I can access https://www.sierrahelp.com/forums by removing the https://www. part in the address bar (so it only shows an unsecure connection to sierrahelp.com/forums)...

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Re: Forum access error under Firefox 91.0.1 & 91.0.2

Post by Collector » Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:36 pm

Works OK for me with 91.0 and 91.0.2. Use http instad of https. I do not have https setup for the site. If I decide to keep the site going I may have to eventually go https, but the site already costs me enough money without paying for more.
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Re: Forum access error under Firefox 91.0.1 & 91.0.2

Post by Tawmis » Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:42 pm

goatmeal wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 6:45 pm
Collector --
Not sure this is the right area in which to post this message, but I wanted to let you know that there is an error accessing the forum website under Firefox 91.0.1 and 91.0.2:
Secure Connection Failed
I get an error in Chrome, when I try to access two of my personal sites (tawmis.com and newwarriors.com). But from Firefox, no issue.
Chrome from my work PC, same version, no issue.

I believe what's causing my issue for my sites and that error is my firewall (ESET). Because work doesn't use ESET, so no issue, is from what I've narrowed down.

ESET and CHROME have some hooks they share that Firefox doesn't do - so I don't see it in Firefox.

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Re: Forum access error under Firefox 91.0.1 & 91.0.2

Post by goatmeal » Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:28 pm

Collector wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:36 pm
Works OK for me with 91.0 and 91.0.2. Use http instad of https.
That's the first thing I tried. Unfortunately, Firefox is forcing my http back to an https in the address bar, resulting in the error again.

Oh, well; I can access it without anyone needing to incur any further expense. :)

To piggyback on what Tawmis mentioned recently, have you considered a periodic 'fundraiser', or perhaps a way for forum users to paypal you money to help defray some of the costs of keeping this site running?

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Re: Forum access error under Firefox 91.0.1 & 91.0.2

Post by Tawmis » Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:49 am

goatmeal wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:28 pm
That's the first thing I tried. Unfortunately, Firefox is forcing my http back to an https in the address bar, resulting in the error again.
Of use?
Disabling https, is not an absolute in Firefox. Some sites will redirect and may not offer http.
However to choose one url over the other if it is an option you can disable autofil:

Address Bar Search In order to change your Firefox Configuration please do the following steps :

In the Location bar, type about:config and press Enter. The about:config "This might void your warranty!" warning page may appear.
Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue to the about:config page.
In the filter box, type or paste autofill and pause while the list is filtered
Double-click browser.urlbar.autoFill to toggle it from true to false.
Also, if you do:

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http://www.sierrahelp.com/forums 
It should work. Rather than http://sierrahelp.com/forums


This typically allows me to bypass the same cert like error I see on Tawmis.com and NewWarriors.com

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Re: Forum access error under Firefox 91.0.1 & 91.0.2

Post by goatmeal » Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:21 am

Thank you for the help and suggestions, Tawmis. Don't know why _I_ didn't think to look and see if others had http/https issues as well.

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