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Solved: Why am I getting this security warning?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Iggy Blue, Sep 20, 2007.

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  1. Iggy Blue

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    Hello again. I recently purchased a new computer with Vista. I like the updated Internet Explorer 7.0, but I'm probably going to go with Firefox 2.0 I haven't decided yet. I noticed that, in Firefox, I get a Security Warning that I do not get in IE. This occurs whenever I do a Google search and other times--in fact, it happened when I tried to log into this site.

    The warning goes: Security Warning, 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 information?

    What's that all about? Is this a Vista OS issue? Is IE more secure than Firefox?

    Thanks.
    Iggy.

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  2. DaveBurnett

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    It is an optional warning in both that should ask you if you wish to continue to receive it.
     
  3. Iggy Blue

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    Thanks, Dave. So, I'm wondering how big of a security issue this is. Is it common to send out information over an unencrypted connection?
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    Yes, I get it and probably 95% of machines will do.
    All it is telling you is that, should anyone really want to, they could possibly use a sniffer to get at the information being transmitted.
    Are you using a wireless connection to that router??
     
  5. Iggy Blue

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    Thanks, Dave. I'm feeling better about using Firefox. No, I am hard-wired to the router.
     
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