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Internet provider website not secure

In front of the address for my Internet provider, there is an 'i' in a circle. When I click on that, it tells me that the site is not secure.  The Internet provider cannot figure it out nor can techs from Best Buy and Norton who have looked at this problem.  This has been going on for a long time. I feel that this needs to be corrected, but I have not been able to get a solution. Thanks for any good ideas!

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I am amazed that people who should be tech savvy were unable to figure this out.  It simply means that your connection to the website is not private because the site is not using encryption (SSL or TLS).  The browser gives this warning to alert you that it might be risky to enter any personal information on the website, such as passwords or credit card numbers, as it could be intercepted and read by a third-party.  It is strictly a privacy concern and has nothing to do with anything malicious.  You should never enter sensitive information on any website that does not start with "https:".  The "s" means "secure."  Other than that, there is absolutely no extra danger in visiting unencrypted sites and there is nothing that needs correction -- unless of course, in bjm_'s case, Fox News is requesting that you give them sensitive personal information, in which case it is up to them to use an encrypted connection for your protection.

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I am amazed that people who should be tech savvy were unable to figure this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRiOEsyZSX8

Someone please give this man the sunglasses:

 

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Norton Fighter:  Thanks for explaining this to me.  You have relieved my mind.  I still don't get why an Internet provider wouldn't have a secure site.

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gcross:  I still don't get why an Internet provider wouldn't have a secure site.

Sites like Fox, Time, and Newsweek do encrypt some pages, such as those that accept payments for subscriptions. But there are compelling reasons to encrypt news sites that go beyond payment security or getting Google to raise a search score. With ISPs increasingly free to inject content into network traffic, and with attacks based on malicious Border Gateway Protocol advertisements that allow someone to "man in the middle" webpages (as the NSA was shown to have done in some of its operations), unencrypted news sites could have malicious advertisements or fake news content injected into them. And even without malicious action, the content viewed by users of these sites could easily be collected by ISPs to gather data about users. 

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/despite-chromes-pending-mark-of-shame-3-major-news-sites-arent-https/ 

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Why Does Google Chrome Say Websites Are “Not Secure” - July 18th, 2018
Chrome is saying that the connection isn’t secure because there’s no encryption to protect the connection. Everything is sent over the connection in plain text, which means it’s vulnerable to snooping and tampering. If you type private information like password or payment information into such a website, someone could snoop on it as it travels over the Internet.
Google and other web companies, including Mozilla, have been waging a long-term campaign to move the web from HTTP to HTTPS. HTTP is now considered an outdated technology that websites shouldn’t use.

https://www.howtogeek.com/359298/why-does-google-chrome-say-websites-are-not-secure

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