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by Vaughn Aubuchon
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Site Security Facts
This page addresses the security of my site,
https://www.vaughns-1-pagers.com.

For every page on this website,
Author = Vaughn Aubuchon.

Vaughn Aubuchon, webmaster
Contact


1.
General Security of This Site

2.
SSL - Going Secure
       Google Chrome Issues

3.
SSL Browser Responses

        
Chrome Browser (~60%)

        
Firefox Browser (~5%)

        
Safari Browser (~14%)

4.
Links
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1. General Security Facts

This is an Information Site only.
I DON'T SELL ANYTHING!
I merely provide facts and commentary on subjects which interest me.

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Therefore, I do NOT want,
nor will I ever ask for -


ANY FINANCIAL Information -
- Your Bank Information
- Your Checking account number
- Your Credit Card Number
- Your Debit Card Number
- Your PayPal Information

ANY PERSONAL Information -
- Your Age
- Your Sex
- Your Email Address
- Your Physical Address
- Your Social Security Number
- Your Views on Donald Trump

I have NO SHOPPING CART!

I do NOT collect ANY data. My ISP may record some data, but only for SECURITY purposes, to enhance their ability to identify and track nefarious operators.

I will never redirect you to ANYWHERE else. I will NEVER send you ANYWHERE, other than what you clicked on. If any link has "gone bad", please let me know, and I will annihilate it.

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2. Going SSL

It took FOREVER (6 months) for Google to recognize that my old site is now HTTPS, and NO LONGER HTTP, due to https redirection issues.
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This has been a NIGHTMARE for me, since I picked the WRONG SSL Cert provider, Rapid SSL, which is run by GeoTrust Global.

What I paid $50/ year for in 2017 (price gouging), they now sell for $8.
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RapidSSL FAILED to comply with Google Chrome's requirements, which will result in Chrome Ver. 70 telling everyone that my site is "Insecure". I paid $150 for an SSL Cert that was good for 3 years. I didn't even get 1 damned year, before I was told that Google Chrome will RENDER ME "UNTRUSTED".

This is TOTALLY BOGUS BS.

I AM NOT PAYING AGAIN, in spite of the fact that I receive weekly emails from Symantec (DigiCert) to "Reissue my SSL Cert", or I will be rendered "Untrusted" on the Internet by Google Chrome.

How wonderful is that, when Chrome is the most popular browser, by far (~60%)?

I paid through the nose, and the bad certificate they provided is NOT ACCEPTABLE to Google. And now, they WANT ME to fix THEIR ERROR?
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I just discovered that there is "no charge" to reissue. WHY DON'T THEY TELL YOU THAT? Smacks of gross incompetence.

I tried to install their new, reissued certificate, but it won't install. WHAT THE HECK am I supposed to do now?

What I WILL DO, is badmouth them until the end of time. I have a STRONG aversion to being screwed.
They still have my money, and I still won't pass muster with Google Chrome v70.


My next SSL Cert will be an EV from a REPUTABLE firm, probably Comodo.
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WHO can keep track of this stuff?

Thoma Bravo now owns DigiCert,

which owns
Symantec,

which owns
GeoTrust,

which owns RapidSSL.
Huh?

When Google told Symantec that they were going to punish them, for the malfeasance of their subsidiaries, they took the coward's way out. Instead of FIXING their errors, they SOLD that part of their business to DigiCert, so that DigiCert must deal with the mess that RapidSSL created.

How about fessing up, and just making the damn stuff WORK, and losing the price-gouging? No good. Just run like Heck, and let someone else deal with the myriad of problems they inflicted upon unsuspecting website owners.

WHY should THEIR incompetence suddenly become MY PROBLEM, THAT
I MUST FIX?
We need to sue GeoTrust, EN MASSE.
FORCE THEM to Fix Everything,
and
RETURN OUR MONEY.
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3. SSL Browser Responses

How to check the VALIDITY and SECURITY of this website 3 different ways.

If you check my SSL Certification using

1. Chrome 69.0 (Google),

2. Firefox 62.0 (Mozilla) or

3. Safari 12.0 (Apple),


they show my SSL CERT as "
Valid".
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Chrome 69.0.3497 Response
Last verified by me on Sept. 14, 2018.


While on
one of my pages,
Click on the Lock Secure lock in your Address Bar.
YOU should see
the screen shot below --->

Chrome 68.0 SSL Response

Please note the
"This certificate is valid" statement.
"Expires: Monday, June 15, 2020 ..."
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Firefox 62.0 SSL Response
Last verified by me on Sept. 8, 2018.


While on
one of my pages,
Click on the Lock Secure lock in your Address Bar.
YOU should see
the screen shot below --->

Firefox 62.0 SSL Response

Please note the
"This certificate has been verified ..." statement.
"Expires on June 15, 2020"

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Safari 12.0 SSL Response
Last verified by me on Sept. 24, 2018.


While on
one of my pages,
Click on the Lock Secure lock in your Address Bar.
YOU should see
the screen shot below --->

Safari 11.1.2 SSL Response

Please note the
"This certificate is valid" statement.
"Expires: Monday, June 15, 2020 ..."

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4. Links


IN
coming Links
     1. I don't do ANY "link building". ALL of my incoming links are unsolicited. I have NEVER purchased a link, and never will.
     2. I cannot control incoming links. There are always links that come from bad neighborhoods. I disavow them when I can, but they will always be present. I don't want them. I am not a "link hoare" (sp).
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OUT
going Links
     1. I only link to sources that I
         personally find VERY CREDIBLE.
     2. I don't sell ANY links.
     3. I don't grant links for the asking.
     4. If you find any link of mine that has become faulty, high-jacked or otherwise broken, tell me, and it will be quickly gone.
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DISCLAIMER:
Although the author makes every effort to verify the data on this website, errors can and do occur. Please check a second source, if you feel that some particular fact may be in error. I correct all reported errors, once I verify them. In almost every case, error fixes will be done in 24 hours. Sometimes 5 minutes.

Thank you for your time.

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last updated on 2018-09-24 International Date Format.