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Post by andoy on Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:15 am

not a quail keeping question, more a question about a message I keep getting whenever I connect to this forum. Anyone else get this message?



I checked the gqfmfg.com web site and it's an American web site.
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Post by kenza on Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:22 am

not for a long time now i havnt, but when i did get it the message didnt have that website, maybe others also got this pop up message.

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Post by andoy on Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:39 am

Ta Kenza. I thought I was going crazy. Finally found the reason for it.

Mark from Missouri imbedded some images from the GQFMFG.com web site. The pictures are in the topic "Incubation/chicks : pheasant eggs in with quail".

Nothing spectacular about imbedding the images, however rather curiously the whole web site for GQF is using secure sockets (HTTPS protocol), which is generally only used for secure info (e.g. taking credit card details or personal info) and not whole sale.

Panic over!
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Post by phillipm1969 on Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:26 am

never had that sorry

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Post by andoy on Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:32 am

will depend on what browser you are using and your security settings. I was using FireFox when I got that message. Internet Explorer only reports the problem when I visit the GQF web site (and not on this site). Safari doesn't seem to be bothered either way.

Looks like they haven't setup their site correctly, let alone their security certificate.
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Post by Suz on Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:32 am

I've had it a couple of time on Explorer, no idea what its all about so just cancel and carry on Embarassed

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Post by kenza on Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:58 pm

same idea as me Suz haha Very Happy

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Post by Mark on Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:42 pm

I get those every time I go shopping on websites, even when I tell it to keep them permanently. I use Firefox for browsing.

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Post by andoy on Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:07 pm

let me guess Mark, you shop quite a bit with GQFMFG.com?

If the web site certificate is setup correctly, you shouldn't get these messages. They are intended to stop fraudulent sites masquerading as being legitimate. As a rule I never give my credit card or other sensitive information without this (on most browsers you get that little padlock icon, the web address will be prefixed by https://... also the web address will have a background in yellow).

The reason secure sockets (or HTTPS) are only used for sensitive data is because the data is encrypted. Encryption has an overhead and slows the pages down. So it is a bit excessive to use it for the whole web site. It should be used to take payment details for shopping web sites.

I was surprised to get these messages on this forum last night, I thought someone had got pass my firewall.
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Post by Mark on Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:35 pm

I have never shopped that site, just browsing it for price comparisons. I am pretty knowledgeable about secure shopping and I get angry when the sites I go to have the Certs pop up when I always tell them to keep them permanently.

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