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My web browsers tells me to NOT use this website

Post: # 18261Post SpeciesK
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:57 am

My web browser tells me to NOT use this website. It says it is not secure. It says anything entered can be eavesdropped upon. It says the site is not configured correctly for a secure connection. It says to ask the owner to correct their settings so an HTTPS:// connection can be made.
SO: Please correct your settings so a secure connection can me made!

When I put https:// before the website names:
https://www.AntsCanada.com , it brings me to a Korean site https://www.aba4kids.co.kr/ , Applied Behavior Analysis, at Arcadia University, 010-4726-7988, kimangie1980@gmail.com. And 99% of the page is in Korean., with a few English words including a reference to B.F. Skinner, of all people.

When I put https://forum.AntsCanada.com, it says "The owner of forum.AntsCanada.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website." If I override the security, it says "forum.AntsCanada.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is only valid for theygivemerocks.com Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN" If i proceed to override it, it gives me a warning box saying legitimate sites would not ask you to do this and my info may be stolen. If I go ahead with it anyway, it goes to a website
They Give Me Rocks
The Adventures of a Long-Distance Grandmother.
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Welcome to my blog site! If you are a geologist, you’ll be highly disappointed to find out that this isn’t an “all about rocks” website. However, if you are a grandparent who also happens to be a geologist, your going to love it and come back often.

I am a grandmother to seven beautiful grandchildren, one boy and six girls between the ages of 2 months and 16. I live in Pennsylvania while my grandchildren reside in Illinois and Louisiana. It’s difficult living so far apart from them but with todays technology, we make it work. Being a grandmother is one of the greatest joys of my life. I also like writing so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to combine the two.

When I visit my grandchildren they always shower me with gifts; a page they’ve colored, one of their toys, or a stuffed animal. Now, I’m not a hoarder but I save absolutely every thing they give me. Every scrap of paper with scribbles on it, a matchbox car, or McDonald’s toy – all hold value. The crafts they make at home or school are also nice but the rocks they give me hold a special meaning that I can’t quite explain. Except to say that when they give me a rock it’s because they have nothing else to give. They want so badly to express their love in a tangible way. So that’s what they do; they pick up the nearest stone and present it to me in the palm of there tiny hand and my cup runs over. It’s as though they are giving me a little piece of their heart.

Now you know why I named my site, They Give Me Rocks. I hope you’ll follow us a long on our little journey. I consider myself a professional grandma so I think you’ll love some of my tips and tricks. I have a lot of experience in long-distance grand parenting techniques as well. Plus you will love my grandchildren. They are smart and funny and a joy to be around."

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Re: My web browsers tells me to NOT use this website

Post: # 18275Post Batspiderfish
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:09 pm

It sounds like a problem on your end -- malware or your clock is out of sync, maybe both.
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Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Re: My web browsers tells me to NOT use this website

Post: # 18276Post SpeciesK
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Have you tried it for yourself?
Just put https:// in front of whatever is in the location bar right now. That will force a secure connection to the site. It will work no matter what time your clock says anywhere in the world.
I get exactly the same messages with Chrome, the site security certificate being used is someone else's and should not be trusted.
Please, everyone, try it for yourself.

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Re: My web browsers tells me to NOT use this website

Post: # 18278Post Batspiderfish
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:48 pm

That error happens a lot when the date/time on your computer is different from the date/time of the certificate. I don't think anybody else has been having this issue. I honestly don't know how it works, but I've dealt with this before.
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Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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Re: My web browsers tells me to NOT use this website

Post: # 18279Post Martialis
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:53 pm

I'm assuming the error happens with the https:// because the first extension isn't "https://", it's "forum."
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Post: # 18286Post Cale3459
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:01 pm

That's because a forum is not a secure site. You shouldn't be entering your personal information here and trying to force a secure connection by typing "https://" isn't going to work and take you somewhere you don't want to go. Martialis is correct that the first extension is "forum" but technically it is "http://" to indicate a non-secure connection. This is not wrong and I have included images from another forum which I have been a member of since 2001 with the same setup. Typing "https://" there also causes an error. The issue is not on AntsCanada's end but rather on your end for attempting to force a secure connection.
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Re: My web browsers tells me to NOT use this website

Post: # 18290Post SpeciesK
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:32 pm

How about at https://www.AntsCanada.com ?
That ought to be secure since its selling stuff with credit cards and all that. This is new since yesterday that I have warnings about the site, I mean the insecure site at http://www.AntsCanada.com . That is why I tried the https:// in front, so it would force a secure connection and stop warning me not to come here...

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Post: # 18292Post Cale3459
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:36 pm

SpeciesK wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:32 pm
How about at https://www.AntsCanada.com ?
That ought to be secure since its selling stuff with credit cards and all that. This is new since yesterday that I have warnings about the site, I mean the insecure site at http://www.AntsCanada.com . That is why I tried the https:// in front, so it would force a secure connection and stop warning me not to come here...
AntsCanada uses Paypal for checkout which is secure.
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Re: My web browsers tells me to NOT use this website

Post: # 18297Post MadVampy
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:56 pm

This has been brought to the attention of both Mikey and the Webmaster for AntsCanada.
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Post: # 18298Post larynx
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:13 pm

hilarity ensues.
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