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I use Bitdefender, have been for years now and I never got these strings of popups before.

This is what it shows me.

 



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I'd assume it's due to the fact that VGChartz doesn't have HTTPs security, I know it's off-putting to browse a site with warnings like that but VGChartz doesn't really have anything that poses a major security risk inside of it like CC information.

I'll check with the Admins.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 28 December 2019

Microsoft Edge also shows it as not secure btw



 

Data on this website is not secure. Which means there is no encryption on passwords, e-mailadresses, etc. Don't use the same password on this site that you use for other things because stealing it from VGChartz is a piece of cake.



It's because it is still not in HTTPS.



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I've had popups like that at various points over the last few years here on VGC.



I also sometimes get switched to a "Congratulations on" etc. page whenever I'm scrolling through the site.



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Ryuu96 said:

I'd assume it's due to the fact that VGChartz doesn't have HTTPs security, I know it's off-putting to browse a site with warnings like that but VGChartz doesn't really have anything that poses a major security risk inside of it like CC information.

I'll check with the Admins.

I'm sure there are lots of people that would consider the lack of HTTPS in general a major risk. I imagine it's not much of an issue in a typical home environment (assuming your WiFi connection requires a half-decent password), but I really wouldn't enter my VGChartz password on a public WiFi (without a VPN, at least).