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Scaring people with wrong information (Gray globe)

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  1. Kim Ludvigsen 17 posts
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    Line 89: "Although all websites are encouraged to provide encrypted connections for their users, some websites still have the gray globe. "

    So, now we are scaring people, telling them that some 98 percent of all websites are not adhering to security advice?

    May I suggest the old text without the last paragraph in it: Most websites will have the gray globe, because they don't involve passing sensitive information back and forth and do not need to have verified identities or encrypted connections.

    Line 89: "Although all websites are encouraged to provide encrypted connections for their users, some websites still have the gray globe. " So, now we are scaring people, telling them that some 98 percent of all websites are not adhering to security advice? May I suggest the old text without the last paragraph in it: Most websites will have the gray globe, because they don't involve passing sensitive information back and forth and do not need to have verified identities or encrypted connections.
  2. AliceWyman 4852 posts
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    Kim Ludvigsen said

    May I suggest the old text without the last paragraph in it: Most websites will have the gray globe, because they don't involve passing sensitive information back and forth and do not need to have verified identities or encrypted connections.

    I have a pending revision to make the change you suggested except, I changed "Most" to "Many".

    ''Kim Ludvigsen [[#post-12865|said]]'' <blockquote> May I suggest the old text without the last paragraph in it: Most websites will have the gray globe, because they don't involve passing sensitive information back and forth and do not need to have verified identities or encrypted connections. </blockquote> I have a pending revision to make the change you suggested except, I changed "Most" to "Many".
  3. ideato 567 posts
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    AliceWyman said

    Kim Ludvigsen said
    May I suggest the old text without the last paragraph in it: Most websites will have the gray globe, because they don't involve passing sensitive information back and forth and do not need to have verified identities or encrypted connections.

    I have a pending revision to make the change you suggested except, I changed "Most" to "Many".

    Kim, Alice, correct done, thank you.

    ''AliceWyman [[#post-12866|said]]'' <blockquote> ''Kim Ludvigsen [[#post-12865|said]]'' <blockquote> May I suggest the old text without the last paragraph in it: Most websites will have the gray globe, because they don't involve passing sensitive information back and forth and do not need to have verified identities or encrypted connections. </blockquote> I have a pending revision to make the change you suggested except, I changed "Most" to "Many". </blockquote> Kim, Alice, correct done, thank you.