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This forum is now more secure

#1 Post by admin » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:04 am

Dear Microscopy Enthusiasts,

I just want to inform you, that I have now implemented so-called "SSL encryption" to this forum. The functionality does not change, but the data is now encrypted automatically between you and my web host, where this forum is installed. When you look at the address bar of your web browser, then you should either see a small closed pad-lock and/or "https://" (and not http://). If you try to use this forum with the old http://, then you should be automatically redirected to the new https://.

There are some advantages to this. Some users were warned by their web browser that this site is not secure and this warning might have discouraged some to use this forum. These warnings should be gone now. Also, the speed should improve slightly and also the Google search engine rankings should improve. But most importantly, the trust in this website should improve. I decided to initiate this change after a user emailed me to tell me that he/she always receives browser warnings that this forum is not secure.

Just wanted to inform you. No action is required from your side.

Happy microbehunting,
Oliver.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
(Bertrand Russell)

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#2 Post by MicroBob » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:11 am

Hi Oliver,
thank you for your effort to maintain and improve this forum!

Bob

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#3 Post by MickH » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:16 am

MicroBob wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:11 am
Hi Oliver,
thank you for your effort to maintain and improve this forum!

Bob
Hear hear! 👍🏼
Aging novice.

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#4 Post by Mindwarp » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:00 am

MicroBob wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:11 am
Hi Oliver,
thank you for your effort to maintain and improve this forum!

Bob
Thank you 🙏🏻 👍🏻💫

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#5 Post by mrsonchus » Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:18 pm

Good news, many thanks!
John B

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#6 Post by Hobbyst46 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:11 pm

Thanks !!
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#7 Post by PeteM » Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:23 pm

Thanks very much Oliver. You've managed to create and sustain one of the world's best resources on microscopy. Bravo!

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#8 Post by Microworld Steve » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:20 pm

Thank you Oliver for doing a great job with this forum. I never did let the "this site is not secure" notice discourage me from using this forum. I also enjoy your videos and I have saved many of them as MP4's in a notebook. :)
If I can't see it with my microscope, it ain't worth looking at. :D

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#9 Post by SilverWolf » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:23 pm

Many thanks Oliver,
as mentioned above this forum is a great resource and not only that an enjoyable place to learn and spend time for it's members.
Cheers
Wolf :ugeek:

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