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We Are Secure!

02/10/2018 4:30 PM

Just figured I’d point out if you haven’t noticed yet with a keen eye, CR4 (as well as a few of our other sites) are now officially “secured” using HTTPS with TLSv1 or higher (so no more really old browsers).

Enjoy! And definitely reach out if you notice any issues along the way, too.

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Re: We are secure!

02/10/2018 6:02 PM

When I tried to respond to :

Welding/Installing Stainless Steel Sheets for High Heat Food Drying Application

I got this message.

"The 'Message' field is required."

I changed the message field and all was well???

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#3
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02/10/2018 6:13 PM

Same here.....doesn't seem to be happening now

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#8
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Re: We are secure!

02/11/2018 1:26 AM

Same here! Less than half an hour ago.

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02/10/2018 6:12 PM

Gives that warm and fuzzy feeling....no wait that's my medication...never mind...

https://www.edgehosting.com/blog/2016/01/alternatives-for-tlsv1-and-sslv3-encryption/

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02/10/2018 6:45 PM

While we do support TLSv1 (as well as 1.1 and 1.2) we do not support the weaker ciphers required for exploits like POODLE. We are evaluating dropping TLSv1 altogether soon though as well.

Thanks!

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#5
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02/10/2018 8:22 PM

Perhaps you would like to explain what any of that nonsense means. Or perhaps not.

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02/10/2018 9:40 PM

I considered asking something like your question, but then realized that any explanation would be lost on dinosaurs like us.

I hope it means the spam is gone for awhile.

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#9
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02/11/2018 11:49 AM

Sadly this has nothing to do with spam but is more about hacking the website...

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#10
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02/11/2018 9:47 PM

Surely someone at Hormel foods must be a hacker.

If only to keep their spam from being hacked and re-spammed.

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#11
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02/12/2018 10:27 AM

SE's link in Post #2 helps (a little) to understand the meaning of post #4, but it also confirms that I'm deeply ensconced in your group...

It would be nice if xzi identified himself. I don't remember seeing other posts from him, and with only 25 posts and 1 GA since 2005, no avatars for MOD or Admin, and a rating of associate [meaning unclear], I(we) have no way of knowing whether the entire posting is from CR4, Globalspec, or from someone proving that they can break in...

On one more look, I do see the Like, Tweet, etc., which does seem to give it a bit more credibility.

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#12
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02/12/2018 10:30 AM

I don't post much on here that's for sure, however I'm user #48 and have been here from the start. Back then I was a systems administrator working on our websites-- today I am the Director of the Information Systems team and together with our software folks we've been working for a few months on "flipping the switch" to HTTPS and I figured I'd share that with the CR4 community.

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02/12/2018 10:56 AM

Thanks! I have no idea of my user #, but I have been posting regularly for almost 12 years, both giving and getting helpful advice.

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#14
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02/14/2018 1:57 AM

Why don't you work on something more important, such as fixing the spam problem?

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#15
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02/14/2018 7:00 AM

That’s not something that my team is responsible for and isn’t related to the conversion of websites to HTTPS anyway.

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02/15/2018 1:33 AM

Then can you bump it over to the correct department? (I'm sorry in a way, and don't mean to be personal, but I could press pretty hard on a grievance about the spam matter.)

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