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Keep gettin encryption warning message on one site I've used for years

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I recently started getting the 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. “ with the options of “Continue” or “Cancel”.

1. I have accessed this site for years (a bank), and the bookmarked address is secured - https: 2. The bank tells me they have made no changes to the site and that the link is secure, and when I go through their public site to login, no warning message is displayed; 3. This is the only site that I have gotten this warning on; 4. FF takes me to the page with the data anyway, but I am forced to choose an option to clear the warning message; 5. I have marked the site as a trusted site in XP Internet Security Settings: 6. In FF about:config the setting is security.warn_viewing_mixed;false; 7. I do not get any warning accessing the same site with IE 8; 8. I am using FF 30.0.2 and Windows XP

Is this a bug? How can I stop it?

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The warning suggests that there is a security flaw in the way the website is implemented. Although the page is encrypted, that is, as it's sent from the server to your browser, an eavesdropper in between can't tell what it is, when you send your log on credentials back to the server, the information is not encrypted, and someone in between can see your username, passwords, etc.

You should try to report this problem to the website. There should be a link that says something like "report a technical problem" or "contact the webmaster" or something in a similar spirit somewhere on the website. You shouldn't reveal your personal or financial information (other than possibly your name and email address) when you file the report.

In the mean time, try to see if there is another log on page where you don't have this problem. Otherwise try to limit the frequency you access the site before the problem is fixed. Although in reality, if you access it from home and your wifi is secured (or if you use wired connection), the chance of someone in between stealing your log on info is small, it's still better to be careful.

In this thread there is a discussion over a similar issue.


If an answer solves your problem, please click the "Solved the problem" button to the right of that answer to mark your problem as solved. Thanks.

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The warning suggests that there is a security flaw in the way the website is implemented. Although the page is encrypted, that is, as it's sent from the server to your browser, an eavesdropper in between can't tell what it is, when you send your log on credentials back to the server, the information is not encrypted, and someone in between can see your username, passwords, etc.

You should try to report this problem to the website. There should be a link that says something like "report a technical problem" or "contact the webmaster" or something in a similar spirit somewhere on the website. You shouldn't reveal your personal or financial information (other than possibly your name and email address) when you file the report.

In the mean time, try to see if there is another log on page where you don't have this problem. Otherwise try to limit the frequency you access the site before the problem is fixed. Although in reality, if you access it from home and your wifi is secured (or if you use wired connection), the chance of someone in between stealing your log on info is small, it's still better to be careful.

In this thread there is a discussion over a similar issue.


If an answer solves your problem, please click the "Solved the problem" button to the right of that answer to mark your problem as solved. Thanks.

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