05-19-2011 10:04 PM
Our responses crossed.
I got an "unavailable" message a couple of times too a few minutes ago. Are you still getting it?
I think there is just a temporary Symantec server issue, perhaps intermittent.
05-19-2011 10:23 PM
Hi Allen......I disabled that annoying warning that bjm shows in his link regarding IE8's https showing mixed information on/in a web page and that red writing telling me (from Norton) that the server was busy and try again later and contact tech support if this problem continues just DISCONTINUED and I was able to log into my Norton account, so Thanks for replying..Gorpy1
05-19-2011 10:30 PM
Hi again Allen I too get it sometimes and then sometimes it comes through??? I still hate that annoying mixed messages in the web page pop-up so I disabled it through bjm's helpful instructiom.Thanks again, I'll see what happen tomorrow, Good Night and Thanks........Gorpy1
05-19-2011 10:32 PM
You are most welcome. Good night my friend.
05-19-2011 11:24 PM - edited 05-20-2011 12:06 AM
I need to comment on the article entitled "Fix this Annoying Security Warning in IE 8" in a previous link. Excuse me, but this is a security warning. It is supposed to be annoying. The article states "It basically means that the secure (https) web page that you are trying to open contains images and other elements that are hosted on a non-https location. They call it mixed content." Yes, but this is an oversimplification that completely ignores the reason for having a security warning in the first place. How do you know if it is only the images that are not secure? It could also mean that the form on the page that you are merrily entering your password, or other sensitive information, into may not be encrypted. Without this warning, you have no clue that parts of the page, which could potentially include the data entry parts, are insecure. Usually mixed content is just as the article states, which is simply the result of bad web page design. and the alert can be bypassed for sites that you fully trust. But the notice could also be the only thing alerting you that you might be about to enter your sensitve information at a phishing site, or otherwise completely in the clear. I would not recommend disabling this alert globally or permanently.
05-20-2011 12:22 AM
I also just got the mixed content warning and I agree with SOJ. Apparently, Symantec is doing some maintenance on the site I would venture a guess. I don't think that the mixed content warning should be disabled. Yes, it is annoying, but it is there for a reason, to warn against potential problems with a site. Think of coming to a sign that warns there is a railroad crossing coming up. Sure, it's annoying to have to slow down or perhaps wait for a train to go by. The sign is there for a reason, to prevent cars and people to try and go around the railroad things that come down to warn that there is a train coming. There have been many fatalities that result from ignoring that sign. Imagine how many more there would be if there was no sign. The same thing could happen if the mixed content warning is turned off. It's there for a reason, just like a full page block occurs when you go to a bad site.
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05-20-2011 06:47 AM - edited 05-20-2011 07:07 AM
In my personal experience I've never seen this warning present an actual problem as it is most commonly due to webpage design issues. Agreed it can be a problem in some cases but I have yet to see it.
Where I would definitely be more concerned is getting this warning on sensitive websites such as banking, credit card, etc. These types of websites are by definition supposed to be https only and if you get this warning on those sites then there is a potential for your highly sensitive information to be seen by others.
Gorpy1, here is an article that explains what this warning means:
An alternative for websites which are 100% trusted, would be to add individual sites to the "Trusted Sites" list in IE and make the change for "Mixed Content" handling there instead of the general "Internet" zone.
Gorpy1, I would recommend that you change the Internet zone back to either "Prompt" or "Disable" and then if you desire add Norton to the "Trusted" zone and make the change for Mixed Content there. Just remember to only add sites to this trusted list which you have absolute confidence in and trust 100%. Don't just add sites to this list every time you see this warning message.
05-20-2011 07:31 AM
Allen,bjm,SendofJive,floplot, I want to Thankyou ALL for your help to me in this thread(matter) the server seems to be fine today and I have reset my Security Warning regarding mixed content or whatever back to prompt, it is once more as it was,(the default setting of IE8 medium-high.....once more, Thank you All....Gorpy1