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   Tulsa  Gram77 and StormCnter regarding the secure login question on March 16. In Firefox I receive the same message if I attempt to login at the Connection or anywhere on the Lucianne page.

I'm currently using Edge browser in Win. 10 and I do not receive that message. Edge is Microsoft's replacement for IE. I don't believe Edge is nearly as secure as FF.

I emailed Luis, the Lucianne tech and asked him to pls address the login issue but I have not heard and it has not be repaired.

Here is the link with the explanation about the message:
https://support.mozilla.org/t5/Protect-your-privacy/Insecure
-password-warning-in-Firefox/ta-p/27861
March 21 at 11:21 EST .

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   Gram77  This explanation is great and it is exactly what I see when I go to log in. A million thanks for your help.
March 21 at 16:39 EST .

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   Tulsa  I surf in Firefox with ABP(AdBlockPlus ) it's the only way to surf imo. ...the safest. I had to x out and open up the Edge browser to come back and comment.

Now just because I don't get the warning when I log in when I'm using the Edge browser doesn't mean it's safe to log in....oh my...sorry about the double negatives. I think Edge is a lousy browser. Don't like chrome as that's Google and I don't trust google or like google.

I hope this is fixed soon. It gives me the willies.

Glad I helped Gram. Nite nite.
March 21 at 23:34 EST .

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   StormCnter  I abandoned Firefox some time back, although I had enjoyed using it. Conflicts seemed to crop up on a daily basis and it was just too much trouble. I use Chrome and Opera now. That would explain why I have never seen the same message as Tulsa and Gram. I'm glad it's not an ad come-on, however, just a Mozilla glitch.
March 22 at 05:13 EST .

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   Ramona  I will post this question at the Computer & Tech wall, too. Here's a question I'm sure will generate expert advice from Ldotters: Verizon is getting out of the email business so I need to choose a new provider. I could go with AOL and transfer my current verizon email. What advice do you all have for an email provider that is reliable, good at eliminating spam, not too expensive? Thanks a bunch!
Ramona (the Pest )
March 20 at 14:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  Ramona, I get a lot of humorous abuse from friends because I have been with AOL for almost 20 years, but it's free, I can store saved emails in huge numbers, they do a fair job (not excellent but fair ) of weeding out the spam, I've never (knock wood ) had my address book hacked. And did I mention it's free? [grin]
March 20 at 16:36 EST .

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   Ramona  Thanks for the heads up on AOL - that would be the most convenient because of the arrangement with Verizon,
RtP
March 20 at 17:46 EST .

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   Tulsa  StormCnter is correct. Free is unbeatable. I have a friend who uses Hotmail, another free product and has forever.

We always buy MS Office when we purchase pcs and use their email program from our homepage. We don't have to go on line and sign in. Originally bought Office for Word and spell check in the email program...used to be Outlook Express, then it was Windows Live Mail and now its MS Outlook. But it's not free. Free is best.
March 20 at 23:27 EST .

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   Okiecat  I'm posting tonight to let you know that my sister, balogreene, passed away in January. She loved Lucianne.com and counted a number of you on The Connection among her friends, so I wanted you to know why she isn't posting any more.
March 19 at 02:02 EST .

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   StormCnter  Oh, I am so very sad to hear that. Many have wondered why she is no longer posting and I thank you for giving us that information. I offer prayers for your family.
March 19 at 05:50 EST .

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   Gram77  I am so sad to learn of this news. When I first discovered this site balogreene was always here to join in with all of us. I send prayers to your family.
March 19 at 07:49 EST .

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   Linder  I am so sorry.
March 19 at 07:56 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I am heart broken, she was such a sweet person. Never met her but we e-mailed occasionally and I always looked forward to her posts. I hope that your mother and other sister are being taken care of in some fashion. Balogreene was their rock, because she was there with them. Prayers for all.
March 19 at 08:15 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Add my prayers, I wanted her advice on what sort of devise to get that would read books to me, and will miss her recipes, but most of all will miss her friendship. IHLG
March 19 at 08:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  How sad and unexpected, she was so happy in her new job & studies; my prayers join those above for you and your family.
March 19 at 17:14 EST .

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   Okiecat  Thank you so much, all. The love of her friends has been a big comfort in our sadness. Mom and our sister will be moving to OK to live near me.
March 19 at 23:23 EST .

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   Fireball27  So sad about losing another L.Com friend. She will be missed here by our online friends and family. Best of luck with the moves of your sister and mom.
March 19 at 23:28 EST .

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   Tulsa  You and your family are in my prayers. May our Lord's peace cover each of you and take away the heartache. I am so, so sorry. Balogreene had the sweetest spirit.
March 20 at 11:50 EST .

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   Jerico  So sorry for your loss. May she rest In peace and may perpetual light shine upon her.
March 20 at 13:58 EST .

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   Gram77  Good afternoon all. Just this minute when I logged in to The Connection this message came on the screen: This connection is not secure. Logins entered here could be compromised. Should I not post any more? I am anything but computer wise and am not sure how to proceed.
March 16 at 13:32 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, I am pretty sure what you got is an ad pitching a security program. I am on and off the Connection every day and have never seen it, but my AdBlocker might be keeping it from showing up. I'd ignore the popup and you may not see it again. For sure don't click on any part of the ad.
March 16 at 16:29 EST .


   Gram77  Thanks Storm. I suspected what you just explained but I worry. I never get curious and click on stuff after one crazy experience. Between those popups and my phone constantly ringing from places I have never heard of (all calls show on my TV screen ) I find it most bothersome.
March 16 at 16:40 EST .


   Tulsa  Hello you two.

We installed NoMoRobo on our landline. There is no charge. It will be available for cell phones at some point for a monthly fee. (We have a TracFone for emergencies only ) The site lists the phone companies compatible with the program. We have an alarm system and that runs on the landline.

If a call is generated by a computer NoMoRobo disconnects the call after one ring. We love it.

We only turn the phone on from 9-noon weekdays and often times, not at all. Family, neighbors, dentist, etc. have our email to contact us or confirm appts.

Robo calls are an invasion of our privacy. This is our private line. It's not for junk calls anymore than our email is for junk mail.

We have att U-verse. One of the features allows the phone to be turned on and off. It does not ring. The ans. machine does not pick up either. Any caller receives a busy signal. All the # features are listed at the ATT website.

Before we had these features we just disconnect the plug from the back of the cordless phone to turn it off.

I will not 'jump to' like a circus animal when the phone rings.

Forgive typos...I'm being summoned to the kitchen..sumbody is hungry!
March 16 at 18:04 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I was notified my Firefox that it is a new feature
in their upgrade for our safety. It is not selling any thing.
March 17 at 17:12 EST .

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   StormCnter  I abandoned Firefox a while back because too many notifications were cluttering up whatever I was working on. I had loved Firefox, particularly for Lucianne.com, but now I depend on Chrome instead.
March 18 at 05:41 EST .

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   Tulsa  StormCnter. While I was getting my mosey on here, our niece and her husband were in TX ...the Alamo specifically. We have wonderful pictures from my SIL.

The husband gave a presentation at a bidness convention which happened to coincide with the Texas Independence celebration. They had a wonderful time.
March 13 at 11:03 EST .

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   Tulsa  oops...they flew in from South Carolina and were there four days.
March 13 at 11:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  Oh, I'm so glad. Thank you for sharing that with me. It's always nice to learn we have been good hosts.
March 13 at 13:04 EST .

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   MeiDei  "Busted
From the Wikileaks "Year Zero" dump:

The CIA's Remote Devices Branch's UMBRAGE group collects and maintains a substantial library of attack techniques 'stolen' from malware produced in other states including the Russian Federation.

With UMBRAGE and related projects the CIA cannot only increase its total number of attack types but also misdirect attribution by leaving behind the "fingerprints" of the groups that the attack techniques were stolen from.

UMBRAGE components cover keyloggers, password collection, webcam capture, data destruction, persistence, privilege escalation, stealth, anti-virus (PSP ) avoidance and survey techniques".

So, the CIA can [has?] hack computers etc., do damage & leave behind a footprint of blame on someone else i.e., Russia. How currently convenient. In another link it stated they can control a car's computer & arrange a deadly accident/assassination; or watch & listen in via the new TVs in your home - talk about mass paranoia.
March 7 at 11:30 EST .

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   WAN2  "Mass paranoia" implies UNREASONABLE worries, no?
March 8 at 09:18 EST .

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   MeiDei  You're right, I was thinking of: putting tin foil hats away as I typed, at the same time as the old game show -
"Who do you Trust" came to mind - multi tasking fail, the wrong thought prevailed. Mass distrust, disbelief probably better.
March 8 at 10:54 EST .

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   Tulsa  The full loon 'en som' requires curb finders on your tennie pumps. Curb finders? lol I have seen them on cars, but people? lol

A completely insane cyber friend told me that once. ...one of two of funniest people I have encountered on the web.

I need a nap!
March 8 at 14:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  Ah, Tulsa the first part of your comment has gone over my head, having no idea what it means ; ) As for the tin foil hats, I see people mentioning them often on the main page; the conspiracy theorists can put them away since this Wiki dump as who can trust the CIA's revelations with any certainty; their actions collecting all info on everyone is mind blowing as well as unconstitutional IMO. That they can (& have ? ) manipulate data to the extent of possibly starting a war is disturbing.
March 8 at 17:08 EST .

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   Tulsa  try this...the full loon outfit includes not only a tin foil hat, but curb finders.

https://www.amazon.com/Unknown-70203-Cur
b-Feelers/dp/B001DQCDAA


'en som' was Tulsa's 'French' for ensemble = a coordinated outfit or costume.
March 9 at 08:55 EST .

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   MeiDei  Funny. I'm old enough to remember curb finders/feelers. I hope you're not describing that get up w/reference to me : ) 'cause I might 'take a fence' [pun intended - grin].
March 9 at 10:28 EST .

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   Tulsa  I, myself, have been a member of the tin foil hat brigade! Haven't we all at one time or another?

...but generally no, I was not referring to you. That is how a certifiably, insanely funny cyber friend described full tilt bozo crazy, full time conspiracy theorists.
March 9 at 17:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks Tulsa, I'm naturally curious, and often skeptical when an unexpected, badly explained, sudden death coincidentally benefits the opposition perfectly - or in a timely manner.
Further to the CIA, The Treehouse added this compilation run down w/in a recent article:
https://theconservativetreehouse.files.w
ordpress.com/2017/03/cia-wikileaks-7-1.j
pg
March 9 at 20:38 EST .

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   Jerico  My friends mocked me when I said the smart tvs gave me the heebie jeebies but then Alexia came around and my tin foil hat was duct taped to my head. Who would want something like that just sitting there listening to everything that you say??????? Nope, nope, nope!
March 10 at 12:59 EST .

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   MeiDei  If your smart TV has a camera (Skype ) you might want to cover it w/electrical tape as my son did a few years ago; you surely don't want to be watched also.
March 11 at 15:44 EST .

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   StormCnter  And today, March 6, honors the thirteen-day Battle of the Alamo in 1836, valiant effort but doomed. Texans remember.

This daguerreotype is the oldest known image of the Alamo, taken in 1849

   March 6 at 05:27 EST .

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   Tulsa  I will never forget being in the Alamo. It is hallowed ground.

We are so thankful we experienced being there.

The Suit is a major history buff...can't wait to show him the daguerreotype. Thank you for posting.
March 6 at 10:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  I should have credited the Robert Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, where this image is located.
March 6 at 12:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  Wanna sing-along?




March 2 at 08:21 EST .

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   StormCnter  I know there are Texans among the L-Dotters on The Connection. Today, March 2, is Texas Independence Day, so if you have a Texas flag, this is the day to fly it. Mine goes up today and stays up through March 6, Alamo Day, and April 21, San Jacinto Day.
March 2 at 07:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  Will hum a few bars of "The Yellow Rose of Texas", cheers!
March 2 at 08:07 EST .

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   Tulsa  We consider ourselves honorary Texans. If you two want to make that 'official', we would be tickled to pieces.

We've been twice. Once to Dallas for a second medical opinion and once to San Antonio to visit the Alamo....stopped in Waco and toured the Texas Ranger Museum and circled the Gov. Mansion in Austin during the re-re-recounts.
March 2 at 10:07 EST .

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   StormCnter  Of course you can be an honorary Texan. Practice your mosey, Tulsa.
March 2 at 10:18 EST .

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   Tulsa  We're officially tickled to pieces!

The mosey comes naturally if I wear the Charlie 1 Horse.

Don't Mess with Texas! or Texans!
March 2 at 11:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  I've driven through Texas 3x, stayed overnight twice, can I be an honorary Texan too since I can't get the above song out of my head? My mosey, however, will be a slow rolling gait, it comes naturally lately [here they call it vertigo, likin' mosey better].
March 2 at 12:12 EST .

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   StormCnter  You too, Mei. Anyone with "the Yellow Rose of Texas" stuck in her head deserves to get the title, too. You are an honorary Texan.
March 2 at 14:57 EST .

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   GO3  South Central Texas here. Wife and I thinking about moving to West Texas to be near one of our sons and his wife. Our current area ain't what is used to be with increasing numbers of buttinski lefty community types. Tired of it and need a change.
March 2 at 22:01 EST .

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   Daisymay  Thanks so much Tulsa. I will give it a try! Seems like the Gremlins have had a field day with my Laptop. I appreciate your help!
February 27 at 19:20 EST .

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