Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I truly am not good with I.T.............


What does this mean?

 
 Coming in late April! 

All visitors will be able to view your Blogspot domain blogs over an encrypted connection by visiting https://.blogspot.com. Existing links and bookmarks to your blogs will continue to work. As part of this change, the HTTPS Availability setting will disappear, and your blogs will always have an HTTPS version.disappear, and your blogs will always have an HTTPS version.

7 comments:

Joanne Noragon said...

I hope someone 'splains it to you. Give us a banner headline when someone gets it.

Cro Magnon said...

No idea! I'm still scratching my head too.

Mrs. Splapthing said...

I am also wondering the same thing. My husband could probably explain it, but he's in the bathroom and refuses to talk to anyone through the bathroom door. I will comment again once I've gained an audience. 8-)

Mrs. Splapthing said...

Okay... here it is.

Basically, our blog addresses were previously un-encrypted. Which means it was easier for someone to hack them and mess them up.

Now, they have been encrypted - but only if you use the "https" address. I suppose if you had a blog that was connected to your big, successful, money-making company, you'd want to use your "https" address when sending links to your blog, to prevent hackers from messing up your business.

To us home bloggers, it probably makes no difference whatsoever.

Basically, in the old days when I told someone to check out my blog, I'd give them the address "www.mrssplapthing.blogspot.com". Now, (if I was worried about hackers) I would give them "https://mrssplapthing.blogspot.com".

Apparently, a blog address with "https://" at the front means that the site has been encrypted and is harder for other people to break into and mess up.

They're saying that your blog will appear just the same, all your links and photos will still work, using the "https://" address as it did when you just used the regular old "www" address.

Now - aren't you glad you asked?

Trish Burgess said...

I tend to ignore things like that and hope it all works itself out!
I'm in the process of having a blog makeover and it's stressing me out big time. Thankfully am paying someone to do it for me so I can have my hand held and I don't have to think too hard.

libby said...

J...I'm just going to ignore it and trust it all works out.....
Cro...this modern world eh?
M..Oh how kind you and Bear are....thank you so much!
Trish....I like the idea of 'if there's a problem throw money at it' but don't feel outside help is for me..good luck with the upgrade though.

Joanne Noragon said...

To Mrs. S: thanks so much to Mr. S. I do understand the change, now.