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phpBB.com used to not use an SSL Certificate. After an exploit was found in a 3rd party application they used on their website, that flaw escalated which resulted in their entire website being compromised and personal contact information, that they stored on their forums, being leaked. After that, they stepped up their security. One of those security precautions was forcing their users to use "https". Anyone who uses "http" on phpBB.com gets redirected to "https" (e.g. https://www.phpbb.com/).


I've tried using "https" on this site and see it is not an option. Wouldn't it be a great idea to use considering how many enemies PBBans has? It may end up protecting the staff and members here one day if the information sent and received is encrypted to prevent eavesdropping.


For those that don't know what an SSL Certificate is, check this out to learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer

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