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Message 1919421 - Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 10:45:01 UTC
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Hello,

since a short time I can't longer log in to my account at Asteroids@home.
Firefox say (german):
Diese Verbindung ist nicht sicher
Der Inhaber von asteroidsathome.net hat die Website nicht richtig konfiguriert. Firefox hat keine Verbindung mit dieser Website aufgebaut, um Ihre Informationen vor Diebstahl zu schützen.


Google say:
This connection is not secure
The owner of asteroidsathome.net did not properly configure the site. Firefox has not affiliated with this site to protect your information from theft.


I sent the admin Kyong over the SETI page a private message about this problem, I don't kow if he get a notification about.

Maybe someone can log in at Asteroids@home (maybe with IE or other browser) and can write a private message to Kyong there. In past I did it and got very fast reaction. I guess there he get a notification.

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Message 1919422 - Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 10:52:53 UTC - in response to Message 1919421.  

Maybe someone can log in at Asteroids@home (maybe with IE or other browser)

It's open normally with Chrome. I just can't post anything since i have no UserID there.
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Message 1919424 - Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 10:56:44 UTC - in response to Message 1919422.  

If I click Your account (Asteroids@home) there, I get the above mentioned warning...

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Message 1919425 - Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 11:02:36 UTC - in response to Message 1919424.  
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If I click Your account (Asteroids@home) there, I get the above mentioned warning...

The log page opens normally here, i could type the e-mail & password normally, just can't log because i have no account there as expected. I'm using Chrome in a Linux box.

No such account
log in
No account with email address xxxxxxxxxxxxxx exists. Please go back and try again. 


<edit> When i try with Firefox...... on the same host.

Your connection is not secure

The owner of asteroidsathome.net has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

Learn more…

Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites

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Message 1919426 - Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 11:06:59 UTC
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My suggestion, log with Chrome & send the PM you are trying to send. Then go back to Firefox.

Or with Firefox go to the advance section when the error msg appears and create an exception, then your log page will be open normally.
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Message 1919427 - Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 11:07:59 UTC - in response to Message 1919421.  

Both your non-secure link and https://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/index.php work in my Firefox Quantum on my phone.

As does the login page, although I can't log in, because I don't know my credentials there.
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Message 1919431 - Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 12:15:23 UTC

This sounds very much like a problem I had with Firefox, which I hadn't had before. Before I installed Bitdefender, that is. After that, 100's of sites flagged-up with that message, but only with Firefox.....Chrome and IE were OK. Removed Bitdefender and tried Adaware and it was back to normal. I also noticed that the PC 'felt' quicker, too and as far as I can tell, CPU WU times are also a little lower.
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Message 1919466 - Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 16:35:49 UTC - in response to Message 1919421.  

Found possible problem using Chrome:
Mixed Content: The page at 'https://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/index.php' was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure image 'http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/img/head_20.png'. This content should also be served over HTTPS.


Found a work around for Firefox:
Here’s how to disable Firefox insecure password warnings:
Open a new tab, paste about:config into the address bar and hit enter.

If you see the “This Might Void Your Warranty” page, click the blue “I accept the risk!” button. Understand we are manually modifying Firefox’s default settings.

In the Search box at the top, paste security.insecure_field_warning.contextual.enabled

Double click the setting to change it to “false”, to disable Firefox’s insecure password warning.

Done! Now when you visit pages with HTTP login forms, the warning will no longer appear.


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Message 1919545 - Posted: 17 Feb 2018, 22:18:44 UTC - in response to Message 1919431.  

This sounds very much like a problem I had with Firefox, which I hadn't had before. Before I installed Bitdefender, that is. After that, 100's of sites flagged-up with that message, but only with Firefox.....Chrome and IE were OK. Removed Bitdefender and tried Adaware and it was back to normal. I also noticed that the PC 'felt' quicker, too and as far as I can tell, CPU WU times are also a little lower.

My parents have Bitdefender on their systems. Makes the old Norton Internet Security resource hog look like greased lightning.
From memory, the defaults for Bitdefender are to scan everything. And I mean everything. All emails sent or received, all web browsing goes through Bitdefender before it makes it to your browser. I suspect even copying of files between directories results in them being scanned first. Same for opening of files with Notepad etc & running of programmes.
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