Apparently I’m not supportive enough. So, here goes…attempt number 1.
This is a screen shot of an Internet Explorer 11 address bar whilst attempting to use the lowcarbdiabetic.forumotion.co.uk login page. What’s missing from this picture? Got it yet? that’s right the padlock icon to the right of the URL indicating that information passing between your PC and the web server is being protected by encryption. It’s absence means that whatever leaves your PC can be intercepted by anyone wanting to find out things about you.
Although the recommendation is that people use different passwords for different sites; it is still relatively common for people to use the same password – meaning that if you are, say, using the same password as you do for your electronic banking then it would be a relatively simple process to jump the first hurdle into exploring your financial affairs.
As an example, below is a segment of a screen shot of a packet sniffer tracing an attempted logon to the above site:
So, a salutary lesson there. Ensure you do use different passwords especially when using social media sites that won’t protect your credentials when logging into them. Before we go any further this forum is no worse than DCUK or any of the other fora that you may or may not use.