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Old 01-03-2017, 07:27 PM   #1
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Account login Security change

I wanted to let you know that in the next day or so you may see a small change to the site login screen. This is being done as we add an extra layer of security to usernames and passwords. The login pages, registration page and pages where you might update your account login info will be behind an https url rather than the usual http url.

This change is being made to stay current with recommended security practices and not in response to any problem with the site or accounts.

HTTPS adds security in several ways; verifying that the site is the one a server is supposed to be talking to and by preventing tampering by 3rd parties. It stops Man-in-the-middle attacks, improving security for both the site and for those logging in.

This should not impact your usual browsing experience. You will still login, still tick the remember me box, etc. The location of the login button has changed however and the page looks a bit different. :)

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Old 01-03-2017, 09:00 PM   #2
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I wanted to let you know that in the next day or so you may see a small change to the site login screen. This is being done as we add an extra layer of security to usernames and passwords. The login pages, registration page and pages where you might update your account login info will be behind an https url rather than the usual http url.

This change is being made to stay current with recommended security practices and not in response to any problem with the site or accounts.

HTTPS adds security in several ways; verifying that the site is the one a server is supposed to be talking to and by preventing tampering by 3rd parties. It stops Man-in-the-middle attacks, improving security for both the site and for those logging in.

This should not impact your usual browsing experience. You will still login, still tick the remember me box, etc. The location of the login button has changed however and the page looks a bit different. :)
What does that mean in English?
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:07 PM   #3
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Yeah, a bit confused myself.
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Old 01-03-2017, 09:59 PM   #4
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The S in the website address stands for security, so the communication between your computer and the DC server is encrypted. So it will be https://www.discusscooking.com instead of http://www.discusscooking.com. It should also be set up to automagically forward your browser to the new address if you use a bookmark to access DC.
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Old 01-04-2017, 11:50 AM   #5
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The format here by any chance isn't "Vertical Scope" is it?
Or is it vbulletin?
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:44 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2017, 02:15 PM   #7
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What GG and Ms M said!
It shouldn't affect us very much but if we log in again for some reason tomorrow or after, things may look a touch different.
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Old 01-04-2017, 03:41 PM   #8
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To answer some questions:
  • No, there are no global changes to the site - only the login pages and places where you might enter password info are being updated to https and the visual presentation of the login in the top right corner looks a little different..
  • No, we are not associated with Vertical Scope
  • Yes, The site is on vBulletins software platform
  • No, we have not been hacked. We are simply trying to improve site security.
  • No, white chocolate is not really chocolate imo but it is a delicious sweet nevertheless.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:27 PM   #9
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Hmmm, curious minds had made inquiries earlier ...
I Just Noticed ...
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