Visitors get encryption notice

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    bridgetteb
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    We have had several messages that people say they get when going to comment or click on articles at our blog. It says something like the following statement. I don’t know if it is verbatim, but you get the idea. We aren’t sure when it started happening, but watched our stats go down considerably for a week and a half, and people stopped commenting too.. They are back up for 3 days, but we want to know if we should be concerned, and how to answer those that have had the problem. Just because they didn’t send a message, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen to them too. We would like to give details to eliminate fears of a virus or lack of security on the blog.

    “Security Warning – You have requested an encrypted page that contains some unencrypted information. Information that you see or enter on this page could easily be read by a third party.”

    I tried to duplicate it by logging out of admin, and couldn’t get it to do it for me.

    Thanks,

    http://wtpotus.wordpress.com

    The blog I need help with is wtpotus.wordpress.com.

    #695157

    Most likely they are going to https:// instead of http:// .

    #695161

    bridgetteb
    Member

    Thanks for that information. I know that three of them most likely have our blog marked as a favorite or bookmark though, so it would be a normal saved click on their part rather than typing a new address into the browser. Is there any other reason than what you stated?

    #695168

    Not that I can think of. This is typically what you see when you try and access the public side of a blog here from a URL starting with https . Internet Explorer is famous for this warning. I can access sites via https on Safari, Firefox and Opera and never get this warning. IE can be a little paranoid at times.

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