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Message Board > Computers AARGH!!! > Internet Explorer security warning ( Moderated by Pyrose, Deepika)

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Internet Explorer security warning
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Date: 1/25/14 8:33 AM

I had to use IE this morning because Firefox was having some problems and I find Chrome awful these days. I should have just waited until Firefox was back. I had to buy something online, and after I entered all my payment info., I got the message "Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?" I hesitated, because the question is ambiguous. But logically -- to me as a native speaker of English -- that question means that if you want to view ONLY the secure info. (keep the not secure stuff private), you should click "Yes." So I clicked "Yes." Then I searched online and found information that said that clicking "Yes" means the non-secure items are made temporarily visible. ...What??

Now I'm wondering if I have to change all my security info. for that card. Ack. I don't even know how to do this without making another payment and telling them that I've "forgotten" my secure code so I can reset it.

I really wish I'd just waited for Firefox. IE is so ridiculous.


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Date: 1/25/14 9:08 AM

Well OK, maybe "Yes" really was the right thing to click? I found this badly worded reply from someone who works for Microsoft. It's confusing and ambiguous, too, mostly because the person doesn't speak English that well. But it does sound like "Yes" was the correct guess (lol, "guess" is about it). I put the parts that seem to say this in bold. YAY! I sure hope this person is correct.

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Mixed content situation can happen on HTTPS secure websites such as online stores or financial sites that display images, banners, or scripts that are coming from a server that is not secured. IE has defaulted to prompt user for next course of action when encounter mixed content as displaying mixed content carries risk that non-secure web page or script will be able to access information from the secure content. Having to click “No” (or “Yes” to block non-secure content) button for every visit to website with mixed content can be troublesome and annoying. Besides, its possible user accidentally clicks “Yes”, which prevents some insecure elements from loading and displaying. For user who confident that he or she does not visit possibly malicious site, it’s possible to instruct IE to display mixed content automatically, instead of asking for input....


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“Yes” ... prevents some "insecure" elements from loading and displaying. That's good. We wouldn't want them to get embarrassed.


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Date: 1/25/14 9:49 AM

What a confusing message! Hope there is computer medication for computer insecurity. I use Firefox almost exclusively, as well. DH, the computer guy, uses Chrome. Not an IE family here, for sure.

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Date: 1/25/14 10:04 AM

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Hope there is computer medication for computer insecurity.


I doubt it! If there is, the instructions on the bottle are probably ambiguous. Or you won't be able to get the bottle open, lol.

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What a confusing message!

And the Microsoft person's answer was almost as confusing as the message.

I used to like Chrome a lot, but then it kept stalling and having other issues. I hate IE, but I occasionally use it for back-up. Firefox asked me this morning if I wanted to enter it in safe mode or reset it to default and have it import my bookmarks etc. It had gotten really slow recently, so I reset it to default -- it seems much better now.

While all this was going on I was scurrying to make sure I could still get the Internet fare on a VIA ticket for work on Monday. We have snowzilla again here this weekend, and more snow is coming in on Sunday night. I didn't want to get caught having to pay TWICE as much for my train ticket on Monday. This happened to me last week.

LOL, you are probably smiling from ear to ear and going "Yay!!! I live in BC. What a nice winter we are having here."



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Date: 1/25/14 10:17 AM

I think IE is having snit fits!! I've been getting that message lately for websites that would have no secured info, such as blogs that take no orders, news stories, etc. I've gotten to the point that I just ignore it unless I'm placing an order...when I don't usually get that warning!!!

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Date: 1/25/14 10:37 AM

Joan - definitely trying not to feel smug! DH and I were just discussing how this is the wrong winter to go to California, which we are soon, as it has been a ridiculously mild and DRY winter. Even for here.

But weather being what it is, we are hearing dire predictions of water shortages this summer. A lot of people don't realize it doesn't typically rain much here between May and September or October. The farmers will be panicking and we will have to stop flushing again.

ETA - one of DH's favourite diagnostic tricks for internet is to try the same actions in a different browser. It often shows up glitches with the website that aren't actually the computer's fault. That and the infamous "have you tried turning it off and back on again?"
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