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HTTPS support
Posted by Travis on 16 April 2018, 22:51 GMT

We have made the switch to providing encrypted HTTPS site access (via Let's Encrypt), phasing out unencrypted HTTP support. Content on the www.ticalc.org subdomain is now transferred encrypted, and URLs specifying HTTP will automatically redirect to the HTTPS protocol.

All site features should continue to operate as before, but if you happen to encounter any trouble, let us know by posting a comment or emailing us.

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Re: HTTPS support
xlibman Account Info
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Be careful, on CodeWalrus (and probably Cemetech) there used to be a radical extremist anti-HTTPS user :P

Reply to this comment    17 April 2018, 12:24 GMT

Re: HTTPS support
Jonson26 Account Info

NOOOO!!!
Now i can't view ticalc.org on the built-in browser on my nokia 9500! That kinda sucks.
Why does one encrypt sites anyway? Just asking. If it's for security reasons, then i guess i should be okay with it...

Reply to this comment    17 April 2018, 17:32 GMT

Re: Re: HTTPS support
Sam Black  Account Info

The main reason for encrypting sites to protect them better against hackers. Also, the S in HTTPS stands for Secure. Just a little bit of extra information for you.

Reply to this comment    17 April 2018, 21:03 GMT


Re: Re: HTTPS support
Travis Evans  Account Info

Encryption protects you by:

* preventing others from eavesdropping on your communications with the site and stealing your personal information

* providing verification that you are in fact communicating with the intended site and not some attacker masquerading as the site

* preventing data between you and the server from being covertly modified by third parties (or even your ISP) in transit

I know obsolescence is a pain, but this is getting more and more important as reliance on the Web grows and yet the amount of abuse and surveillance continues to increase. The adoption of HTTPS, even HTTPS-only, sites will only continue to become more widespread with time.

Reply to this comment    17 April 2018, 22:04 GMT

Re: HTTPS support
Lionel Debroux Account Info
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Good to see ticalc.org switching to HTTPS by default :)
Before you started adding little-advertised HTTPS support several months ago, ticalc.org was one of the last HTTP-only sites I use on a regular basis.
Most of the time, HTTPS Everywhere's HTTPS-only mode is no longer an annoyance for my Internet usage, which is great.

Reply to this comment    18 April 2018, 09:34 GMT

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