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Has the connection to ATS always been "Not Secure"? Is site on life support?

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posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 04:57 AM
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I've been around ATS for some years, and I am usually observant of this, but I do not recall ever seeing this for ATS until, well, now.
I know what it means, I have myself covered default, it's just strange to have no memory of seeing or knowing that. It is not that expensive to get decent SSL certification. I get that anything you post publicly anywhere online is observable, and can be traced to you*, but it feels like your @ss is hangin out in the wind with HTTP connections.

Also, the site usability has been garbage. Slow and buggy on 150 mbps.

*(unless you put the time in to really comprehend web anonymity and do it with painstaking attention to the details)



As anyone who has been around awhile, we all know there has been a huge shift in content upload. Above top politics was just not in the cards.
I was a lurker for years before I joined, and this site guided me to incredible insights on things I had no idea I was interested in.
I have not been much of a content guy, or poster, but I have been here for some of the most epic threads.
Few sights caught my interest or time like this site once did. Yeah, despite the "debunks" confirmed, or rotating shills, the jist of where we are, has been foretold for those denying ignorance. The future we have been going into is something I seen coming for a long, long time, with much thanks to many members over time, and thus no surprise to me.

But is ATS dying? Why no SSL?




posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 05:02 AM
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a reply to: Novaroc
"Not secure" simply means they are concerned about hackers reading your password when you log in. The question has been brought up before, so it's nothing new.



posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 05:22 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Thanks, I know what it means, I was asking if it has always been like that. Just curious.
I know not all browsers showed that until a couple years ago, but I just never noticed it on ATS.

Also, is the site lagging and buggy? It is the only site I seem to have issues with.
edit on 11-4-2020 by Novaroc because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 06:26 AM
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a reply to: Novaroc
Morning Disraeli , and novaroc

It's because of the things you can upload to the site ? There's access to your files. The site is a special pperation claiming to be private , but it's ok , they're alright, nice even . Quite a few years ago now an idiot which posted on this site shot an American politician dealing with a space programme . Since then you can imagine some of the controls that needed effecting .
Nothing has happened similar to date , but , if a random was about to do something serious , ppl would be on it . This place is bastion of free speech , an echo chamber of sorts , but it's a useful source of open intelligence too. It's read like a book and an occasional test ground where you get stories first , even the media and stockbrokers comb this site , so
carry on regardless



posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 06:50 AM
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Should there be the critical need to donate i hope Springer will notify us.

I think most of use will be ready to support and keep this site alive.



posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 06:52 AM
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I'm a newb, but lurked for a while before joining. IIRC the explanation given for no TLS for the site was to accommodate the advertising content (I may be recollecting that wrongly, or there may be other reasons).

TLS certs aren't exactly dirt cheap (I have a personal one; even from a barebones vendor it was several hundred U$D for like 2 years). There are free TLS providers, but sometimes IMO you get what you pay for. I believe there are subdomains here too (files.abovetopsecret.com) so a wildcard TLS cert would be needed to secure the entirety of the site, which would cost more.

I'm hitting this site via a proxy server, and a not very robust proxy server at that, and I don't find the experience inordinately slow or laggy.



posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 07:10 AM
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Yes, the connection has always been "not secure", meaning no HTTPS.

This has been brought many times before (since browsers decided to say that sites not using HTTPS are not secure), and as been answered.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: Novaroc

It's for increased spy accessibility, let me spell it out.

The alphabet agencies can read what you put on the internet, we all know that... But there is a grander scheme at work here.

The not secure enables them to access microphone and camera (the latter doesn't matter, every grocery store you go to has facial recognition cameras).

They need access to your microphone for advanced audio recognition.... Primarily if they catch a fart from you.

One of the biggest scientific breakthroughs has been that each fart box produces unique frequencies. Which means that little brown starfish of yours puts out a tune that they can identify you through walls whereas cameras might not capture through walls.

Sorry to say bud, but your anal fingerprint leaked through the internet.



posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 08:28 AM
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a reply to: Novaroc

The smartest thing they can do would be to https secure the site. Then ask people to stop using their ad blockers. Then they will get plenty of revenue.

If they don't secure the site people can't navigate the site without using ad blocker for more than 10 minutes without getting completely ejected from the site and transferred to som intrusive Java injection site that has all sorts of malicious stuff.

This is probably why they are going broke. This comment will likely be deleted. Hell this thread will probably be deleted. They are just shooting themselves in the foot.



posted on Apr, 11 2020 @ 08:42 AM
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originally posted by: ArMaP
Yes, the connection has always been "not secure", meaning no HTTPS.

This has been brought many times before (since browsers decided to say that sites not using HTTPS are not secure), and as been answered.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

What ArMaP, and S.O. said.


Asked and answered.

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