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rvdz
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Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby rvdz » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:52 am

We have recently installed a SSL (secure socket layer) certificate on the forum. The main purpose of such a certificate is to provide an extra layer of security by encrypting the communication between your browser and the site. That way, if someone were to intercept this communication, it would be very hard (read: impossible) to decrypt the information to make use of it. You can tell that a site is using an SSL certificate by the little padlock icon that shows up, usually next to the address bar in your browser.

The use of SSL certificates has become a lot more common recently since Google announced that it would start prioritising search results from SSL-enabled sites over those of non-SSL sites. So in order to maintain our excellent Google rankings, and to provide some extra security, we have now installed the SSL certificate.

In order to start using the secure connection straight away, please use this link: https://www.xj40.com (note the https, instead of http. The S stands for "secure"). To make the most of the security aspect, I'm planning to redirect all communication to our forum over this secure connection. This will be an automated process, there is nothing you have to do differently.

The reason this isn't done yet is because over the years lots of photos, links and other content have been posted - the majority of which are not actually hosted on our site (such as photobucket images) and use a non-SSL link. When a browser comes across a non-SSL link on a site that is SSL-enabled it usually shows a security alert - depending on your browser this can range from a yellow triangle next to the padlock icon to a warning pop-up message.

To make sure we're fully secure I have made some changes to the forum's code which should automatically convert all links, photo's etc. to their SSL-enabled equivalent. Having spent some time testing this I think it's working fine, but there are too many pages to test - and that's where I need your help!

Over the next week or so, please try using the site via the new secure link (see above). Just do whatever you normally do; read through some threads, post a new comment, send some PM's, etc. at no point should you see any security warnings or come across anything else untoward. If you do, please let me know by either posting a reply to this thread or sending me a PM and I'll investigate.

Thank you in advance!
Roel

1994 Sovereign 4.0 Auto [698760]

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Re: Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby MagicDoormouse » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:41 am

Great work Roel
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
1976 Capri 3.0 V6

naki_k
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Re: Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby naki_k » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:14 pm

ok, first issue spotted. no images displayed on this thread, even using the new S link thing.

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=6881&start=330
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

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Re: Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby rvdz » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:26 pm

Thanks Naki, although I can see two images in the final post, the JDHT diagram and a picture of the cap. Should there by any other images?
Roel

1994 Sovereign 4.0 Auto [698760]

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Re: Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby naki_k » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:46 pm

Maybe its a just my old computer, but i can't see any images now. I have checked another page. Even your signature images for example.
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

rvdz
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Re: Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby rvdz » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:52 pm

Oh that's weird. Is this using the https link, or all the time? Could you try pressing Ctrl + F5 at the same time to refresh the page please?

Is anyone else having the same issue?
Roel

1994 Sovereign 4.0 Auto [698760]

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Re: Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby pimgmx » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:03 pm

I can see both the JCP diagram and the pic just fine, using the link in Naki's "error report" post.
(win7, google Chrome)

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq

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Re: Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby naki_k » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:06 pm

OK, i think its just my browser has an issue then. :oops: restarted browser/ empty cache, tried Ctrl + F5, no change
i tried a differtent brownser and the images work as normal.

Pretty much confirms how much i need a new computer now. planned obsolescence strikes again. just as well our 40s dont rely on software, otherwise they would have been in the bin a long time ago
88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
92 4.0 XJR Manual
92 4.0 XJR
93 3.2s - 4.0 Manual conv
93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
94 4.0 XJR
94 4.0 Daimler
96 4.0 X306 XJR
96 4.0 X300 D6
97 4.0 X300 Sport Manual
2000 LR Discovery ES TD5 A
Breaking 40/ 300

rvdz
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Re: Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby rvdz » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:10 pm

Thanks for the confirmation Pim.

Naki, out of interest, what browser are you using on your old computer?
Roel

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Re: Security! Some IT help needed.

Postby pimgmx » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:18 pm

Fingers crossed the reply won't be 'Netscape'... :lol:

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the tractor: 77 LaRo LW https://bit.ly/2Hr9n6y
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the project: 95 X306 http://bit.ly/1cW11DN
the pocket rocket: 97 Z3 http://bit.ly/12IfE7B
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq