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Old 11 August 2019, 10:14   #1
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Rib.net not secure

Hi All,

Unfortunately Rib.net doesn’t seem to be secure anymore (no padlock symbol in search bar) and as such I get spam, false competitions and “you’ve won a prize” pages whenever I browse. This is making it very frustrating to even use rib.net.

I’m sure others are also experiencing this problem, and is this issue being dealt with?

Not trying to moan, I think the site is fantastic but it is becoming really hard to use with the amount of spam. (And some browsers block it due to it being insecure)

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Old 11 August 2019, 10:49   #2
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Not having a padlock shouldn't make any difference to competitions etc. The padlock ensures the data between you and the server is encrypted.

False competitions etc - use the report button. The mods are usually quite hot on this stuff but they can't read every post...
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Old 11 August 2019, 10:53   #3
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Sorry, I should have been clearer...

The fake competitions and false prizes aren’t on this site. I click on an in-site location (such as a thread about fuel) and get transported to another spam site with said devious content. The moderation on the site is excellent.
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Yeah that needs the link reported. Either it's a spam link or it is being intercepted but it should make no odds of site runs SSL certificate, although considering I can get free SSL these days, it seems daft the site doesn't.
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Old 11 August 2019, 15:12   #5
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I've flagged it to tech admin, hopefully it'll be sorted soon.
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Chances are you've been cookied by an advertiser somewhere on the internet. This is especially a problem on mobile devices. Close your browser, clear your cache and if on a mobile device, do a restart.
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Chances are you've been cookied by an advertiser somewhere on the internet.
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For some months now , I have seen unsafe messages on my laptop re RIBnet ! I'm sure the early messages said something about an out-of-date security certificate ! Now it just says site not secure .

I have cleared all my cookies .

I'm running Windows 10 ( regularly up-dated ) , using Chrome , and BT's standard virus checker ( Macafee ).
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For some months now , I have seen unsafe messages on my laptop re RIBnet ! I'm sure the early messages said something about an out-of-date security certificate ! Now it just says site not secure .

I have cleared all my cookies .

I'm running Windows 10 ( regularly up-dated ) , using Chrome , and BT's standard virus checker ( Macafee ).

Ribnet does not use HTTPS to transfer data so anyone “listening in” to your interested connection can see what you are posting, and reading. Given nothing here is particularly sensitive that is probably ok but a bit old fashioned. Google would like to see the whole internet move to HTTPS and so Chrome is set up to warn people about the insecurity of HTTP sites.

This is not the same issue as some users were reporting with rogue spam/pop ups.
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Google are soon to stop listing http sites apparently making everything https if you want google to index your site.....

The cookie hung is a pain but clearing them out works it uses a dodgy redirect safari seems quite susceptible on iOS devices
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