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KUMB Security Message

Postby brownout on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:48 pm

Is anyone else getting a security message on KUMB to say the site’s certificate is not valid – something about name not matching the site. It freezes the computer and the only way out seems to be using Control Alt Delete?

It happens on my computer at work and at home and makes KUMB unusable.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby davids cross on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:50 pm

Yes I have had it sometimes.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby Crouching Peeky on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:52 pm

Yes I have it, but only at work where we're forced to use Explorer.

Don't recall ever having it at home where I use Chrome
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby DDHammer on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:54 pm

Yep, happens with IE but not Chrome.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby belgohammer on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:55 pm

It's because KUMB is quite old school (no offense boss), and uses http not https.

https grants secure connections and avoid man-in-the-middle attacks and basically people able to see what you're doing or even steal your connection (pretty useful when doing e-commerce and thus using a credit card)...

It's a requirement for most sites these days but as I said, KUMB is quite old-school and doesn't have it. Not that it would be a requirement for this site though...

Bear in mind that this certificate also costs quite a bit.

But i've never heard that such message would freeze your browser / computer? Might wanna update your browser if it's not the latest or perhaps even get another one...

Edit due to other messages: Hello Internet Explorer my old friend.........
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby WCpete on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:00 pm

I don't have that problem, but I do have a problem where the ad at the bottom of the page takes control of the entire page. It either loads over the forum page in a semi transparent form, loads an entirely new page that features the ad only, or scrolls to the ad at the bottom of the forum page from wherever you are on the page. In all cases I cannot move from the ad without closing the browser. I've got ad blockers on, I've tried different browsers. scanned for malware all to no avail. Weird thing is that this only happens on KUMB. Not even once on another site. Only this one.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby Broomfield Hammer on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:05 pm

Most likely one the ads is being served from a badly configured server.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby Cottee on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:19 pm

belgohammer wrote:Bear in mind that this certificate also costs quite a bit.


Less than £50, but some hosts now provide it for free.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby Ozza on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:20 pm

WCpete wrote:I don't have that problem, but I do have a problem where the ad at the bottom of the page takes control of the entire page. It either loads over the forum page in a semi transparent form, loads an entirely new page that features the ad only, or scrolls to the ad at the bottom of the forum page from wherever you are on the page. In all cases I cannot move from the ad without closing the browser. I've got ad blockers on, I've tried different browsers. scanned for malware all to no avail. Weird thing is that this only happens on KUMB. Not even once on another site. Only this one.



Pete go and have a look in the help desk forum, Somerset sent me over there earlier for the same problem and I sorted it out
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby belgohammer on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:28 pm

Cottee wrote:Less than £50, but some hosts now provide it for free.


Absolutely, what I meant is that not everyone is familiar with it yet, and not always keen on spending this much on something they might not find a use for.

And yes it's great that hosts are starting to provide this. KUMB's doesn't though (but anyway...)
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby Vince on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:40 pm

WCpete wrote:I don't have that problem, but I do have a problem where the ad at the bottom of the page takes control of the entire page. It either loads over the forum page in a semi transparent form, loads an entirely new page that features the ad only, or scrolls to the ad at the bottom of the forum page from wherever you are on the page. In all cases I cannot move from the ad without closing the browser. I've got ad blockers on, I've tried different browsers. scanned for malware all to no avail. Weird thing is that this only happens on KUMB. Not even once on another site. Only this one.


Exactly the same with me Pete and I also took all the precautions you mentioned, and it's not every day....today no problem.
Some day's I can't even be bothered to log on again as it gets so frustrating.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby Ozza on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:51 pm

Vince see my post further up
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby WCpete on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:54 pm

Thanks Ozza. I'll check it out.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby szola on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:54 pm

I use Opera browser @work and you can see that the site re-loads continously.

@home, where I have Malewarebytes on, I receive continuous notice when KUMB is running.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby Mega Ron on Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:54 pm

Those that have the issues with ads.

What browser are you using?

I'm on Chrome and haven't taken any precautions with things but don't have the problems that are reported.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby Up the Junction on Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:05 pm

WCpete wrote:I don't have that problem, but I do have a problem where the ad at the bottom of the page takes control of the entire page.

Not any more Pete, the ad unit responsible has been removed.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby WCpete on Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:22 pm

Thanks Utj. I appreciate it.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby Up the Junction on Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:15 am

belgohammer wrote:It's because KUMB is quite old school (no offense boss), and uses http not https.

How dare you, belgo! :D

This issue is in the process of being resolved. Thanks for highlighting - and my apologies for any inconvenience.
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Re: KUMB Security Message

Postby WCpete on Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:04 am

It's back. Top of page ad takes over the page.
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