GunBroker.com has made the entire site secure with Full Site SSL (HTTPS). All content controlled by GunBroker.com has been updated. There is a possibility that external content, everything from ads to pictures posted by sellers, is being served as non-secure (HTTP). This will result in certain browsers showing a security warning stating a page contains unsecure or non-secure content.
We have gone through an extensive process to secure all content within our control. We have notified sellers to update their listings and pictures. We have notified all advertisers to update the ads they serve.
The difference between HTTP vs HTTPS
HTTP stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol and is what handles data communication on the internet. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP (the "S" stands for "Secure"). This ensures data privacy and security by encrypting communications from all parties.
You need to make sure your listings, additional terms of sale and externally (not on GunBroker.com) hosted pictures are being served securely over HTTPS.
In October 2017, Google Chrome (version 62) will show a ‘Not secure’ warning messages in the address window when users visit standard HTTP page, and HTTPS pages that contain non-secure HTTP content. If your listing contains non-secure HTTP content, Google will view your listings as not secure and display the message.
This is what the Chrome message will look like:
You need to:
- Check if your listings contain non-secure content.
- This could include links to pictures or images referenced as HTTP instead of HTTPS.
- You must update your listings if they contain HTTP (non-secure) references.
- An HTTP reference will look something like this: "HTTP://www.SomeDomain.com". If the domain supports a secure connection, you can simply change HTTP:// to HTTPS:// to make the connection secure.
Some examples of non-secure references in listings include:
- <img src=http://website.com/ alt="My Picture" height="50" width="90">
- <a href=http://www.coolwebsite.com>This is a cool web site.</a>
The secure version of these would look like these:
- <img src=https://website.com/ alt="My Picture" height="50" width="90">
- <a href="https://www.coolwebsite.com">This is a cool web site.</a>
If you have listings on a third party server or service that supports HTTPS but those pictures are currently referenced as HTTP, please contact us as we may be able to assist you in the transition. If you are unsure if your images can be served securely, contact your Image Hosting Provider directly with questions about their level of support.