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    On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.

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    Why am I getting this ...

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    I would say it's due to the way this forum handles security, not necessarily a phishing attempt. Then again I'm using different security software than you.

    If you open a browser and enter "savingtosuitorsclub.net" you will get the non-secure version (http) of the site and see the "Not secure" notice leftside of the location box:

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    This indicates the site is either not using a security certificate, or using a self-signed certificate. A website doesn't always need a secure connection. For example if it's just presenting data: http://legacy.weeklyreader.com But if logging users in, entering passwords, making transactions, etc. then security (a private connection) is necessary.

    If you manually enter "https://" as a prefix to "savingtosuitorsclub.net" to enforce a secure connection if available, you will see the "Not secure" change to the locked padlock icon indicating a secure connection!

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    So it appears the site does own a valid security certificate signed by a certificate authority, it's just not enforcing its use.

    TL;DR, website has a valid SSL certificate it's just mis-configured and not always using it.
    Last edited by lorne; 11-05-19 at 03:13 AM.

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    Ok the https trick does work, thanks. However several times while navigating the site padlock switched to unlock.

    And what do you think of this...

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    I see what you did. Went to virustotal.com and did URL check for savingtosuitorsclub.net.

    I think if the admins are so lackadaisical about site security then maybe they deserve the label... Phishing site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorne View Post
    I see what you did. Went to virustotal.com and did URL check for savingtosuitorsclub.net.

    I think if the admins are so lackadaisical about site security then maybe they deserve the label... Phishing site.
    Geopolitical social engineering.

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