Solved: Firefox "unencrypted connection" ??

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slg321

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I continually get the message "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?" when I enter info on websites, including when I preview this post.

My cable internet support says this is not related to their connection or the cable modem, but is because I haven't set Firefox to encrypt outgoing information. But I have checked both SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 in Firefox.

Does anyone know what's going on with this encryption issue? Thanks!
 

cwwozniak

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It means that web site you are visiting is not using encryption on their form page. Any data you submit on the form could be intercepted on its way to the web site. Firefox is warning you of that fact.

If wish, you can tell Firefox not to warn you of this in the future. The security tab in the options screen has a button for choosing which types of warnings you wish to receive.
 

slg321

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Thanks for the clarification. I thought it might be benign, but wanted to make sure since I'm new to Firefox and was working on a relative's computer. Have limited the warnings in Firefox to keep that from popping up continually.
Thanks again!
 
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