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Offline C69

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WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« on: April 06, 2011, 07:43:20 PM »
I have 7 Pro 64Bit & use IE8.  I've updated avast! Free to v6.0.1044 & have WebRep running.
Problem I am having is this:
Whenever I go to GMail, I get the attached Security Warning.  I've done a few short tests & this is what I've found:
1. When WebRep is ON, GMail is the only HTTPS website I've found where this message comes up
2. If WebRep is turned OFF, no message comes up when going to GMail

I like WebRep & would like to keep it ON, so does anyone know how to keep this message from coming up on GMail?  I've tried to contact Google about this, but finding a way to get to them is frustrating & the only contact I COULD find has not responded back so I have no idea if anyone has even read it.

I've been going back & forth w/avast! tech support & last email from them was:
"You can also use different web browser."

I cannot install a new browser & I don't see how that would help since this warning is happening ONLY w/the GMail site.  Anyone have other suggestions?

doktornotor

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2011, 07:46:54 PM »
Either
- Install 6.0.1044 prerelease: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=74515.0 and see if it helps
- or uninstall WebRep
- or disable the forced HTTPS in Gmail
- or live with the frustration

 :)


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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2011, 08:09:28 PM »
Want my email secured, so I'll live w/it; not a big deal.
At home, I do have a wireles router (Westell Ultraline Series3) that my comfuser is attached to by a CAT5.  How do I check the security of my wireless router?

doktornotor

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2011, 08:22:32 PM »
Well, any reason why have not you tried the new version? (BTW, the login will still be secured via SSL even if you do not use HTTPS for Gmail.)

P.S. A new thread in General section of this forum for your router topic. Thanks.

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2011, 08:56:26 PM »
I thought v6.0.1044 was the latest version?
So I'll still be secure even by turning HTTPS off just for GMail?

About the router question; not a problem, I'll ask there.  Thanks for the info.

doktornotor

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 08:59:30 PM »
I thought v6.0.1044 was the latest version?

Missed that, sorry.

So I'll still be secure even by turning HTTPS off just for GMail?

The login? Yes, absolutely.

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=8155

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HTTPS access is available via https://mail.google.com, and our system offers an SSL-encrypted login by default. Your Gmail password is always encrypted when sent over the Internet.

Hermite15

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2011, 09:53:27 PM »
don't turn off HTTPS on Gmail ... whatever your problem is.

 ( and yes... I know that the setting concerns just the session, and that the login is always encrypted anyway, it's always been the case)

edit : actually your popup is just an IE warning, you can turn that off.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2011, 09:56:21 PM by Logos »

k.u.r.t

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2011, 10:20:59 PM »
WebRep talks to the server via a HTTP connection. Doing so from a HTTPS website results in the warning dialog. You can get rid of the dialog if you go to Internet Options and allow mixed content.

Offline C69

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 02:15:19 AM »
Why not turn HTTPS off on GMail if it has underlying encryption?

If I Allow Mixed Content, can/will that be a problem w/anytype of security?  Say a worm/virus on the webpage.

k.u.r.t

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 07:54:48 AM »
Why not turn HTTPS off on GMail if it has underlying encryption?
Don't understand what yo mean here. The addon cannot alter the URLs the users wants to visit.

If I Allow Mixed Content, can/will that be a problem w/anytype of security?  Say a worm/virus on the webpage.
True. On the other hand if such threat used a https connection then you would be out of luck all the same. Now you know how to get rid of that dialog, but in the end of the day you need to make the decision.

doktornotor

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2011, 08:35:30 AM »
WebRep talks to the server via a HTTP connection.

Would it be a big problem if it used HTTPS?  :)

k.u.r.t

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2011, 10:01:09 AM »
It might one day as well do, but this feature is not a priority right now. We have it in our wish list for future versions however.

doktornotor

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 10:16:33 AM »
OK, thanks. Complete agreed on the priority point.  ;)

Hermite15

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011, 10:51:49 AM »
Why not turn HTTPS off on GMail if it has underlying encryption?


it doesn't have underlying encryption. If you turn https off from Gmail settings, your entire Gmail session will be unencrypted. What remains encrypted if you turn https off is the login process, and just that.

Offline C69

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Re: WebRep, IE8 & GMail
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2011, 05:39:52 AM »
Logos, what do you mean "actually your popup is just an IE warning, you can turn that off."?  Turn off my pop-up blocker?