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Hi - this is just a test topic in an attempt to determine why one specific topic in the forum is identified (in Chrome) as being "insecure" ( no padlock ).
This topic will be deleted once the issue is found....
If you do wish to comment/assist -please PM me instead of responding here! Thanks!
External links on posts 1 thru 5 validated
IF THE LINK BELOW CONTAINS %% instead of // - that's because I'm testing it again at the moment !!
Ahaaaaaa.... it's THAT one .... and YES it IS an https YT link - which raises an interesting question....
If you want to visit - here's the link (replace %% with // ) [ It IS actually safe... LOL - it may be due to the "Grammarly" advert ???? Could be wrong - but I think it's the first YT vid that had an advert so far...
Revisited the link - a different ad, this time for some kind of smart phone...
Now... the question is WHY ????
Well, the SSL Labs site give it a clean bill of health (and they really should be a definitive testing arena). Chrome (when link is embedded here) marks the post HERE as insecure (in fact marking the entire TOPIC as insecure I mean). Firefox is a little more enlightening - it's security details suggest "The connection is partially encrypted"
Oh well - who knows - I'll experiment with some other YT links that carry ads... (and properly check all vids in the thread in question for the presence/absence of embedded YT ads)
Result - well - no - I tried linking to a different YT channel with ads - it left this topic properly "padlocked"
.... I doubt if I'll go much further on this - I think it is due to some kind of "false negative" on the way the SSL spec is handled in SOME browser implementations - (hmmm, or it may even be WPress ????) FAR too involved for wasting time on - but it's a real pity that what SSL Labs say IS secure can mark an embedded link to it as insecure - it can "disturb" some forum users (understandably)....
OK - the VERY last word - honestly - look what I found - quote "(hmmm, or it may even be WPress ????)"
And I am really not going there....
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)