RadarSpotting.com Forum Serious Security Users Privacy Risk
Notice to all FlightAware PiAware feeders & ADS-B users,
RadarSpotting.com Forum Serious Security Users Privacy Risk.
Leaving all communications between your browser and the website are unencrypted and risk when using the RadarSpotting.com forum.
Username and Password forums are sent in the clear. There is no HTTPS. This is a security risk.
RadarSpotting.com website continue to be unsafe.
The site still doesn't support HTTPS and your forum login, password or other sensitive information could be at risk by logging into that forum.
If you use or download images files for your flight tracking software. You should use the Norton,Windows Defender,Free antivirus/malware removal tool,etc to scan any files you download.
eff.org about using HTTPS and all sites should be using it.
HTTPS provides authentication of the website and associated web server with which one is communicating, which protects against man-in-the-middle attacks. Additionally, it provides bidirectional encryption of communications between a client and server, which protects against eavesdropping and tampering with or forging the contents of the communication.
Website served over HTTP the data exchanged between the site's server and the user is in the clear, meaning anyone with the ability to snoop on the connection, be it a hacker at a coffee shop or a repressive government, could steal passwords, private messages, or other sensitive information.
With the dependency on Internet communications heavier than ever, simple and common mistakes often result in leaks and breaches that endanger not only the security or integrity of services, but also the privacy of their users: passwords, real names, locations, e-mail and IP addresses, browsing patterns and other personally identifiable information.
HTTP:// vs HTTPS://
Data sent over regular http connections are sent in plain text and could in theory be read by anyone who intercepts the connection. With an https connection, the data is securely encrypted, meaning that even if someone intercepted it, they wouldn't be able to read it.
ADS-B Community recommends sticking with these forums for ADS-B flight tracking hobby support help.
Many ADS-B flight tracking forums all using HTTPS.
FlightAware ADS-B Forum - Setting up FlightFeeder Raspberry Pi dump1090 and PiAware.
PlaneFinder Forum - PlaneRadar Receiver.
FlightRadar24 Forum - RadarCape Receiver.
OpenSky-Network Forum -
RadarSpotters.eu Forum - ADS-B Spotting hardware and software.
AirNav Systems Radarbox XRange Receivers and RadarBox24 Forum.
PlantePlotter Support Group
Virtual Radar Server Forums