Posted On: Wednesday - October 7th 2020 6:23PM MST
In Topics:   Websites
Sure, that helps right? If you have gone to Peak Stupidity from last night onwards, you may have seen pages that you had to get through to get to this page. Obviously, you weren't too alarmed, or I might have, at least temporarily, lost you as a reader.*
The problem is that our SSL Certificate has expired. The "Secure Sockets Layer" is an encryption method that stops hackers from intercepting data between the client and the servers. Please read the comments under our post about recycling from yesterday to get a good idea of how little I know and the great help I've been getting.
I really got somewhere with reading and viewing commenter Adam Smith's links. However, now I ran into a really stupid problem regarding email from the zerossl site designed to verify the site not showing up. That's definitely NOT this zerossl site's fault, as I can't get emails I sent to myself from various accounts either in my hosting company's email server space. I hadn't found this problem before, because I didn't ever use the email. I'll contact them when I get myself psyched up to get through a computer phone tree.
Here's the gist of what you should know, if you are no real computer type, as with me: There is nothing bought and sold on this site, no CC's used, no nothing but comments that anybody can read. There is nothing for anyone to worry about, and that's a Peak Stupidity promise.
Do I need this SSL? Well, I know there was a serious problem without it when I signed up for it. I let it lapse, and I don't want new readers or even non-computer-savvy and/or cautious regular readers to get freaked out and close out the tab - that's perfectly understandable to me.
I need to get this going soon, but I'd rather right another post right now, honestly. I will write a very quick post when this is done, just for the record.
* Once you "create an exception" for this site, you shouldn't see that again from your same device, so you're good.