Update RME is now HTTPS

Herzog

somewhat damaged
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Auburn, WY
It's been a long time coming, but I am very happy to announce that we have finally transitioned RME to full TLS HTTPS.

What is TLS?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security

How does this affect me?
If we did it right, you shouldn't notice much at all with the exception of a "lock" in your address bar.
RME-https.png

Why?
Mostly because we have a login form. Your passwords are encrypted in our database, but without TLS encryption, any data that you pass in a browser can be intercepted by somebody on your own network and especially on open wifi access points. Using encryption prevents this from happening! Your data is safer and it's a big reason there is a huge push for TLS/SSL everywhere.

Another reason is that I don't really want the NSA to pickup on all of our great tech and conversations here without actually visiting the site for themselves. Lazy jerks. ;)

Sometimes the lock shows and exclamation point. What's up with that?
This means that there is an image posted in a thread or that is not coming from an http:// source (not https://). This is something we cannot control, as many image providers do not use TLS/SSL yet. The page you are viewing on RME is secure, but elements contained within (like an image) may not be.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
 
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