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Why am I seeing this error message when I try to log into my network? If this is happening to me, of course it is happening to my members and on a FREAKEN weekend no less when there's no one from Ning to look at it.

Is it at all possible to go through a weekend with NO issues!!

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  • I'm running Firefox and got your site just fine.  Have you run a full malware scan today?

    • Yes, I have. Every once in a while it happens. I just need to get a better browser. Even firefox said it's a problem with ning (sighs). It's back up now. Thank you so much for checking.

  • I've never seen that before and i live on the web. Maybe you're picking it up at some nasty website. Better stop going there. lol
  • And I'm always on Firefox and tor, running three or more scans a day. You know they love you when you get 200-400 in each result. Lol
  • I used to have this issue with some of the links. Coming into the network, if the link said https, we'd get that message. Removing the "s" and just using http or surfing the site internally worked fine. Ning support refused to address why their links would sometimes add the "s" and frighten members. You don't have a secure site that encrypts data transfers between the user and the site. Ning doesn't offer secure connections, and the "s" should not be there, so it triggers the warning. It's dumb and worries people needlessly, but it's harmless. Your connection hasn't changed. Just the format of the link you followed.

    • We can thank Google for that "https" secure thing.  January is coming.... https://security.googleblog.com/2016/09/moving-towards-more-secure-...

      • Google's trying to be a watchdog, but all browsers will scream at you if you try to enter via a secure connection (https) when the security measures are not in place. It looks like Ning sites (and any site that requires logins) will be affected by Google's change. But, because Ning doesn't offer https,creators won't be able to do anything about the new notification Chrome will be adding. On the bright side, most people don't read or pay attention to alerts, as long as they can access the content they want to see. I'd be really surprised if creators had a whole lot of problems with members panicking about this. Odds are, they won't even see the alert.

        I just rebuilt my site elsewhere and set it up so that members had to click on something to see certain kinds of content- a couple of clicks unlocked it forever. If they tried to view the content before they took the required action, they'd get a page that told them how to correct the problem. I cannot tell you how many letters I have fielded- dozens- from people who didn't bother to read what was happening or why. Chromes notifications will probably be the exact same thing. 

  • JustAsking noooooo it's not Ning that has to provide the "s" security.  It's the domain provider, not the host.  "You" would have to purchase a SSL Certificate from your domain provider (GoDaddy, WebHost, etc) and once the certificate is updated in the system (24-48 hours) then the "s" would appear in your URL.  HTTPS protects that user's personal information between the user and the site so you'll see it all the time in retail or anywhere you may purchase an item.

    It has nothing to do with Ning.

    Here's more scoop on it but yes, Google is definitely going after sites without it.   I'm on Firefox and I never see any security warnings but maybe it's my settings?  idk 

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6073543?hl=en

    • Hi Kos,

      Can I clarify what you're saying - I constantly have issues with our site not loading properly on work browsers because it's not https:// - I understood this to be because of Ning as they host our sites in the cloud.  Are you saying that we can request to get our Ning commuinity sites secure or this is within our control if we have domain mapping in place?

      Can you let me know please as this has always been something I understood to be out of our control and was a Ning thing.

      Thanks 

      • Yes, it is "you" who have to purchase the SSL certificate for your "http" to turn into "https".  It has nothing to do with Ning at all.  Contact your domain provider and check price and procedure.  You buy it - you get it.

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