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  1. #1
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    Not Secure?

    Is there a reason this site is not a secure site? It's literally the only one I visit that says that.
    Is it the thrill of the hunt or the fact that you get to play in the dirt.

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    every so many weeks Someone Asks.

    It's because the Address is www Not Http

    Only a Technical thing since You don't Put a Credit Card Number, or ss# and address in TreasureNet.

    even charter memberships go through a separate paypal source
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Nov 13, 2018 at 02:56 PM.

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    Not an issue, we are not transmitting credit card or financial data.
    Last edited by Treasure_Hunter; Nov 13, 2018 at 09:16 PM.
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    Man, what line of work you in, thinking any other site is actually secure.

    Tnet just does not front, besides there are 100,000 folks here who swing a pick and shovel, Id say that makes this place pretty darn secure. If we all gathered in one place with our shovels and picks, just stood there, that area would look so secure it would make many passing by feel insecure and call the cops.
    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob View Post
    Man, what line of work you in, thinking any other site is actually secure.

    Tnet just does not front, besides there are 100,000 folks here who swing a pick and shovel, Id say that makes this place pretty darn secure. If we all gathered in one place with our shovels and picks, just stood there, that area would look so secure it would make many passing by feel insecure and call the cops.
    LOL. Yeah, we could fill the mall in Washington. Make treasure hunting great again.
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    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kray Gelder View Post
    LOL. Yeah, we could fill the mall in Washington. Make treasure hunting great again.
    Treasure Hunters Flash Mob; but then we would likely get screwed and the Feds would require all machines registered, tax stamps for each coil, open carry permits for pinpointers. Somewhere along the line I am sure the EPA would pipe up.

    Before we know it Tnet is the NRA lobbying for our rights. Netflix would do a show on Night Hunters, then out of left field California would elect a new governor, this time from North Korea. Then they would come up with some oddball High Cap Battery ban, nothing lasting longer than 10 minutes.
    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob View Post
    Treasure Hunters Flash Mob; but then we would likely get screwed and the Feds would require all machines registered, tax stamps for each coil, open carry permits for pinpointers. Somewhere along the line I am sure the EPA would pipe up.

    Before we know it Tnet is the NRA lobbying for our rights. Netflix would do a show on Night Hunters, then out of left field California would elect a new governor, this time from North Korea. Then they would come up with some oddball High Cap Battery ban, nothing lasting longer than 10 minutes.
    You're right. Better not to draw attention to ourselves. Picks and shovels though, throw in a few pitch forks...
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    "And so the population was gradually led into the demoralising temptations of arcades, baths, and sumptuous banquets. The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as 'civilisation', when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement." Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian, written AD 98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kray Gelder View Post
    throw in a few pitch forks...
    Yeah, its for crevices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.B. View Post
    I'm not an Idiot Whisperer. I can't help you any further with the math.

  9. #9
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    It has nothing to do with www or http.

    You are not being warned that the website is not secure - the warning is that your connection is not secure.

    There are two protocols for web addresses. One is HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) the other is HTTPS (Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol).

    The only difference between the two is the HTTPS connection is encrypted and HTTP connection is not encrypted. The "Secure" version doesn't protect the web user or the web server where the web pages are found. HTTPS only protects the data while it is being transferred between the web server and the user.

    Most web browsers don't show whether the web address starts with HTTP or HTTPS - they display the shorthand www instead. That keeps website addresses easier to remember.

    For example this page probably appears in your browser as:
    "www.treasurenet.com/forums/general-discussion/592948-not-secure.html"

    but in fact the full page address is:
    "http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/general-discussion/592948-not-secure.html".

    That little "http://" is required to make the address work but your browser hides it for convenience.

    You can leave out both the http:// and the www and the web page will work as well:
    "treasurenet.com/forums/general-discussion/592948-not-secure.html"

    So the upshot of all this is that a "secure" web page only protects you from outsiders listening to what goes between you and the web page but does nothing to make the web page or you safer. It benefits the overall internet to have secure HTTPS connections but there is no specific benefit to you or the website.

    Your browser for reasons best left to the industry to try to explain is NOT warning you that the website is not secure but only that your connection to the website is not secured. If you aren't banking you really don't have anything to worry about with a non secure connection. With a non secure connection your biggest worry would be your internet provider snooping on your web surfing - which they have been doing for years. Unless you are into something illegal even that is not much of a security concern.

    There are other ways to have a secure connection without the website using HTTPS that are even more secure that HTTPS. Using a secure private proxy or Tor browser will get you a much better degree of protection than just having a secure connection.

    Bottom line is the Treasurenet website has no need of the secure version. There is nothing on Treasurenet that could make you more secure by using the HTTPS protocol. Just go enjoy the forums and stop worrying about secure or unsecured connections when you are just surfing Treasurenet.
    Last edited by Clay Diggins; Nov 18, 2018 at 02:41 PM.

 

 

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