Suggestion: Add Security to Forum Connections

Discussion in 'General' started by Cobalt, Aug 17, 2015.

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  1. Cobalt

    Cobalt Member

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    Call me paranoid, but is it possible to add security to connections to the forums, TLS, SSL, or other form? May not be needed at all, seems like a good measure anyways.
     
  2. Jozan

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    You logged in through steam, did you not?

    I recall that being a secure login
     
  3. F7are

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    Steam OpenID is a secure login method. However, I'm not sure if the alternate password login is.

    Let me check and edit this post later.

    EDIT: Password-based login isn't secured, so I can understand where Cobalt is coming from. Right now, the way to log in securely is with Steam OpenID.
     
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  4. Cobalt

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    Sorry, I didn't mean the login method. I mean the continuous connection to the forum whenever you load a page. The icon in browser address bars telling if the page is secured, and if so, displaying a green lock symbol. It current displays unsecured status for all forum pages after Steam SSO. Basically I meant secure the entire forum.
     
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    chickpoint Awesome Member Legacy Management Moderator

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    Tio José das Vacas Senior Trade Moderator

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    You're right we need more security. The green thingy is an awesome start :)
     
  7. n0name

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    This may seem nice for the start, but it brings in a lot of problems:
    - The yearly cost of certificates
    - Higher server load (therefore easier DoS)
    - External images will cause most of modern browsers to show a warning, and a broken web page.
    - Shoutbox and some other stuff won't work.

    Also, there is not really much sensitive data here to cover..
     
  8. Cobalt

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    I suppose there really isn't much to hide here, just a peace-of-mind thing. Didn't consider that there'd be cons, I was under the impression it was just a matter of adding certificates etc. Well, you learn something everyday.
     
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