Monday, July 06, 2015

This website does not supply ownership information


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HTTP connections generally don't supply any reliable identity information to the browser. That's normal. HTTP was designed to simply transmit data, not to secure the data it transmits.

 
"This website does not supply ownership information." ::: This simply means the connection to the website or blog is unencrypted. So, it's technically not possible to guarantee that the browser is connecting to the site which is shown in the address bar. Mozilla says this is the default text for each http://-website.

The only way for websites to "supply ownership information" would be through a secure connection and an "Extended Validation Certificate" which will cost a few hundred USD and upwards per year at the relevant certificate authorities: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extended_Validation_Certificate
 


If the "This website does not supply ownership information." error prevents you from loading a webpage in Windows,  use Ctrl+Shift+K (Control-Option-K on Mac) to open the web console, deactivate the css, js and security filters, and press F5 to reload the page, to show all the requests of the page. Nexct, adjust the code for each line which is showing "mixed content", i.e. change the appropriate parts of your code to use https:// or, depending on your case, protocol-relative URLs.


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