Connecting in spite of bad security certificate

I've googled and posted previously about the bad certificates, causing the Firefox message "This Connection is Untrusted". I am posting now not to ask about a solution. Instead, I just wanted to confirm the circumstances under which one can sensibly proceed with a potentially insecure connection. According to, you should not proceed unless you "are willing to risk communicating over a connection that could be vulnerable to an eavesdropper". To me, that means that if what your surfing is such that you don't care if whether it is publically visible, then go right ahead. Of course, this excludes cases where you enter in authentication information.

Is this correct?

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