My browser cautions me that this website is not secure. Are you aware of this?
“My browser cautions me that this website is not secure. Are you aware of this?”
When you access the internet you have 2 options SSL or HTTPS or non SSL HTTP.
Openwebnews was setup to use non SSL. This means that information sent from your PC to the server was unencrypted. This was not a major problem since you should not be revealing personal information on this site anyway. Eventually the site would have been forced to update to SSL. This is the direction the internet is heading both browsers and search engines are penalizing developers, as seen by the not secure warning.
All pages should be secure with the exception of threads with non SSL image links. For instance the avatars thread will probably be flagged as Not Secure due to links to non SSL images.
This is not as serious as it sounds. If this was a banking site then yes SSL would be extremely important.
Switching to SSL has one downfall and that is less anonymity to our users. There is no way to offer 100% anonymity to visitors of this site. I would suggest adding additional layers of protection such as proxies or VPN's if you want to remain truly anonymous (if there is such a thing)