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The question: Why does this community board not show a green lock for the https where you type the URL above? That would seem like better security.
In my former corporate experience with multiple platforms and multiple tiers, there is no free lunch.
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On some pages the lock won't show if there are links/images on that page that may be insecure.
Curious -since I use the webroot installation button to launch it directly into Safari 11 (you are in firefox) and there is no green box in mine. But my bank URL has a green box in the same window. So it is not my browser I presume.
To narrow it down - do you get a green box using my URL directly?
Please clip your URL (less the key tracking parts) in for me to try. Is mine a man in the middle access to the community board?
Your link takes me to a "Page not found" page here in the Community.
But I am using a PC. Perhaps that is why. I will ping some of our Mac users, like
For me, on a PC, I usually see the green lock unless there are certain links or images posted in that thread.
Here is a link to the Webroot Community Home page. It shows the green lock in my browser (FF) on this page...
That's an interesting question Enigma about the lock in Safari. I'm running Safari now and I don't see any type of lock like shown on a PC. Hmm, I don't believe there ever was a lock showing in Safari, unless I over looked it. Maybe
BD: the behavior is consistent. It is my understanding that the green box is related to https and not the particular link. I stripped some information off the URL to test with so the page you got is the one I get. Your link for me is the same thing as my URL. I was just testing to locate the source of the problem. (and also to ensure it wasn't OE - operator error!)
Win 10 thinks the site is green box secure and Mac doesn't on both my URL and BD's URL.
Browser type is eliminated since all machines do the same thing.
If https is related to backend handshakes that eliminates the wire up to the boxes unless their is some kind of machine check in the process. (How could it know what machine type is used server side?)
https can not be secure and not secure at the same time (only schrodinger's cat can do that)
Leaving a software difference and a pretty significant one IMO.
Server is at 22.214.171.124. I have not looked up precisely who owns that box. I will presume its correct.
Welcome to the Webroot Community,
I show the same as
I believe I can ping
Sorry I wasn't much help.
I could never keep firefox working securely enough for me and though I know the risks in safari, I go with system integration over open source for my security. Time will tell if that was a wise decision.
Sadly I really only used Macs whenever I worked in Support and had to work with a Customer that had one :catembarrassed:
Your best bet is to submit a ticket to our Team per usual. Apologies for not being an Apple guy :catlol:
While I personally only use Chrome and Safari, the lock is derived by the specific site and the subURL. In our case, this community, it's been answered by,
Chrome and FF tend to be very security conscience and will display locks, warnings and such, whereas, my experience is that Safari does not put it in your face. It will show a lock, but nothing much else.
Here's a screen shot of both Chrome and Safari, locked and unlocked dependinng on the forum area you're within. It's simply a "beware" when you don't see the lock. If users post images from photo sites or links to sites, I belive the forum software simply changes the secureness. (Is that a word?)
Nice and locked at root level. Chrome in back, Safari on top. (I actually do not like Safari becuase it doesn't display the entire URL, vs Chrome that's more informative. (JMHO)
Unlocked. Chrome shows the "round i" icon for visual response, Safari, nothing. Again, anothe reason I'm presonally more of a Chrome user.
Checkbox: Smart search field and show full website address.
BTW, I like the new Safari - websites tab which shows some interesting stuff.
Thanks for the help. I need to do more research and reading.
(shows a grey lock in Safari 11)
(both show a green lock in Safari 11)
Thawte has a link to How SSL works.
A rule of thumb (my expert said) is don't put money into a grey lock form unless you are certain you know who is on the other side. Non critical information exchange is fine on a grey lock.