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Is MN website insecure again? Anyone else got this?

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MsJamieFraser Tue 17-Jan-17 21:07:20

I'm using MN on my Chromebook, its telling me the site is insecure, as does my iphone when I am using it, I have a logo which is a circle with the letter i inside.

I've goggled the icon, and it states that I am on a insecure site and could be hacked, I've ran my computer protection and I am fine, I have cleared cache.

Its only on MN that I have this logo, everything else I use is secured with the HTTPS green lock.

After the hacking scandal, I'm wondering if MN has applied for their security certificate to make to run the website securely? because I have tried everything else and that's what google is saying that MN is not secure?

HelenaDove Tue 17-Jan-17 21:12:57

I havent had anything like that yet but will post here if i do.

Im on Google Chrome on a laptop.

MsJamieFraser Tue 17-Jan-17 21:14:21

Also since the logo showed up yesterday, this site is running very slow, I have to double tap everything and even then its takes a while to open a thread?

EdmundCleverClogs Tue 17-Jan-17 21:17:27

I found the site to be 'lagging' as well. However I'm also on Virgin Media, and it's been having problems the last few days/weeks. Having said that, other sites work fine for me.

Xmasfairy86 Tue 17-Jan-17 21:20:34

It is noticeably slower today. I don't have any insecure notices though. I'm using my mobile browser and don't have any logo?

MsJamieFraser Tue 17-Jan-17 21:21:55

The first photo is saying MN is insecure.

We should have a Logo of a green lock secure HTTPS saying the site is secure (2nd picture)

As I said all my pages are running secure it's only MN that is showing as not secure and running very slow.

Katy07 Tue 17-Jan-17 21:24:29

Really, really painfully slow. And not secure.

MuteButtonisOn Tue 17-Jan-17 21:24:46

Very slow for me too.

SquatBetty Tue 17-Jan-17 21:26:41

Yep slow for me too

pipsqueak25 Tue 17-Jan-17 21:35:13

helena [love my chrome book too] chrome books are the safest devices to work on as they are practically virus proof as you cannot load viruses in the normal manner and therefore are more secure

shggg245 Tue 17-Jan-17 21:37:17

Yeah very slow works when double tap.

MsJamieFraser Tue 17-Jan-17 21:42:04

Pip that's why I got this, and currently using this on my Chromebook, I've removed MN from my iphone until MN tells me otherwise.

If you hack Chromebook, google will give you £100,000

wasonthelist Tue 17-Jan-17 21:46:24

Very slow last couple of days.

HelenaDove Tue 17-Jan-17 21:46:44

Its running slow for me too. Has been for a few days. Sometimes takes ages to post on a thread.

ghostyslovesheets Tue 17-Jan-17 21:47:18

hasn't been secure for month though - that's not new

Filibustering Tue 17-Jan-17 21:49:37

Running slow for me, too, and I've had lots of porn pop-ups in the last few days when clicking on 'active' or 'I'm on'.

MsJamieFraser Tue 17-Jan-17 21:50:39

Mine was secure until yesterday, today I am getting the logo. On reading up on it, my findings are showing this site is not secure at all.

WorraLiberty Tue 17-Jan-17 21:50:42

Same here OP

I'm using Firefox on my laptop and it's been slow for days

I didn't notice the little 'i' symbol next to the address bar, that says it's insecure shock

pipsqueak25 Tue 17-Jan-17 21:55:07

ms it's tempting to try ! but as i said i love my chrome, it never lets me down, never runs slow blah, blah, [ hugs chromey and gives it a big sloppy kiss] i could never do anything to hurt it grin but then £100.00 if you could hack one ??

Hassled Tue 17-Jan-17 21:55:43

I'm Chrome on a laptop and also have the "site not secure" sign ahead of the url. I hadn't actually noticed before this thread, so thank you. It is a tad worrying.

Hassled Tue 17-Jan-17 21:59:33

Although going through the multiple tabs I have open - twitter is secure, the Telegraph is secure, Google is secure. BBC News and Mumsnet are not secure. Weird.

CarolineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-Jan-17 22:03:24

Hi everyone. Apologies for the slowness of the site. Tech are looking into this, and there's a thread up on site stuff - we will keep you updated over there:

As for the concerns that the site might not be secure, thanks for flagging this. We have passed onto tech who have assured us all is fine - the part of the site where you enter your password and user info has been upgraded to https and is secure. Phew.

MsJamieFraser Tue 17-Jan-17 22:07:52


Actually it's not....

bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 17-Jan-17 22:11:15

Is slowness a sign of not being secure? <ignorant>

MsJamieFraser Tue 17-Jan-17 22:13:21

I've logged out completey closed the tab down, opened a new one and put mumsnet in my search engine and logged in that way, still showing as insecure

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