What's this? (Google Chrome 'icon')


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  1. mpw

    mpw Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just clicked on a book-marked page I've been to loads of times, and this red 'skull and bones https' thing appeared; I've never seen it before; what's it all about??

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  2. ballisticn8

    ballisticn8 Well-Known Member

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    Pryomancer Well-Known Member

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    I believe Twitter uses SSL to encrypt its data, but it's only optional to use. Perhaps that's why you get the icon if you don't have SSL enabled for your account.
     
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    mpw Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No idea about account options, that was just twitter.com, once logged in the icon become a grey & white globe though.
     
  5. smacky

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    It's a mixed content warning. It means not everything loaded from the page was loaded securely.

    It isn't that bad if it's on a well-know, big-name site. It comes up a lot on my Google Reader, so I don't worry too much.
     
  6. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

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    It's because google recently updated chrome. It's got harmful substance detection software that controls various hardware and peripherals on your computer to determine if it's safe while you're browsing to be sitting near your computer. That symbol looks like it stands for arsenic, watch out!
     

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