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How can I fix the security warning I keep getting regarding unencrypted connections?

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When I surf the internet, I get a security warning saying that I am sending information over an unencrypted connection that can be viewed by a third party. I would like to resolved this.

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Do you mean this warning message?

"Although this page is encrypted, the information you have entered is to be sent over an unencrypted connection and could easily be read by a third party"


That is the "PostToInsecureFromSecureMessage" warning and can't be suppressed.

The warning tells you that you are sending data from a secure site to a non secure http url.

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Hi, the message is similar, it reads "security warning: the information you have entered is to be sent over an unencrypted connection and could easily be read by a third party. Are you sure you want to continue sending this information?"

I have never had this problem before when I was on the internet, it just started about 3 days ago. I receive this message when I'm reading the news, looking up stuff and when I'm reading and sending my emails.

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You should be able to suppress that PostToInsecureFromInsecureMessage warning message.

See "Warning Messages": Security and passwords settings

Tools > Options > Security : Warning Message

[] "I submit information that is not encrypted"
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Like the poster, I'm using OSX, not windows. There is no tools > options > security: warning message. What do we do if we're on OSX? This is so annoying I can't believe I can't find an answer to this. On one particular site I'm getting 5 security warnings in a row I have to click OK 5 times. what the hell is gong on here? This is ridiculous.

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The settings for the warning messages have been removed from the user interface (Bug 513166).

You need to change the related security.warn_* prefs directly on the about:config page.
Filter: security.warn


To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold (user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default via the right-click context menu if they are user set
  • Preferences can be changed via the right-click context menu: Modify (String or Integer) or Toggle (Boolean)