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Writing sites need to use a secure HTTPS protocol to help against hackes at user passwords.

In 2012 Yahoo! Voices was hacked.

IN an article written by Wikipedia there is reason to blame a breach in security as they did not employ the HTTPS secure protocol.

I figured this might have been the case. The Yahoo! Voices site was a good one. Through no fault of their own, the people who wrote there honestly had no idea that HTTPS would keep them from being hacked, well, not as easily, but then there were new types of hacks taking place at that time, infiltrating websites and writing sites and basically everyone who wrote for or had a Yahoo account were targets of this hack. HTTPS is encryption. The hackers today are clever so it's not good to run any writing site that does not use the HTTP (S) - Secured protocol.

The thing is, some writing sites still don't use https. And that is something to be concerned about.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Yahoo!_Voices_hack


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Kasman wrote on October 10, 2017, 4:44 PM

I'm thinking that no matter what security protocols are put in place hackers will always find a way through but the harder we can make it for them then the less likely they are to target sites which don't carry financial information. We should worry about our bank account but not our Persona Paper account!

lookatdesktop wrote on October 10, 2017, 5:51 PM

yes , true. How are you today? Hope well. I am struggling with some book reading. I read some on Virtual Hosting and still need to read more to understand it fully. Some site owners use the https protocol because it is more secure but it costs more and likely they do not use Virtual Hosting. Now I need to read more about this just to satisfy my curiosity. Have a nice day.

MegL wrote on October 11, 2017, 6:32 AM

Yes, HTTPS is going to be standard but I don't see it as necessary for PP at present. Maybe if I get it earning money!

lookatdesktop wrote on October 11, 2017, 11:26 AM

Yes, most definitely. So, where do we go from here? It has been a long year with all the fires in California which have been under reported by the news media in favor of the earthquakes in Mexico and the Hurricanes Harvey, Ivan, Maria, Jose and Lee and finally that one that hit Louisiana I think it was named Nate and a few other storms in the Gulf. There was a thought I came up with lately and it was, "What if one of those hurricanes just stayed forever, in the middle of the Northern Atlantic and built up more and more until it became a category 10? Or would this even be possible? How Strong Can a Hurricane Get? - read more at https://www.livescience.com/32179-how-strong-can-a-hurricane-get.html
And LiveScience.com is using https protocol.