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Profile Erkan Yilmaz
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Message 9264 - Posted 1 Sep 2016 18:18:27 UTC

    Last modified: 1 Sep 2016 18:23:06 UTC

    Hello,

    I'm a member of the Gridcoin community, and we're currently looking into providing better security for our crunchers.

    I didn't see you offering SSL :-(
    Are there any plans to remedy this in the near future?

    Not updating the SSL cert will lead to SZTAKI Desktop Grid being removed from the project whitelist, which means it will no longer be crunched by the Gridcoin team.

    The discussion regarding the whitelist can be found here:

    https://cryptocointalk.com/topic/29841-discussion-boinc-whitelist-monitoring/?p=221133

    https://cryptocointalk.com/topic/29841-discussion-boinc-whitelist-monitoring/page-35#entry223144

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    Message 9265 - Posted 2 Sep 2016 20:48:48 UTC - in response to Message 9264.

      Hello,

      I'm a SHTAKI Desktop Grid participant, since 13 Feb 2012. Also a Gridcoin Team member.

      As security, is something one can never be too concerned about. Specially these days, where you have kids hacking into things they shouldn't be, JUST for fun.

      Yes, back in 2012. SSL might have been a pain to install and implement. Now a days, it's a simple fix. An hour or two, of your day is truly great piece of mind. You can also call it a fix, to the problems you're yet to NOT have.

      However, as one of your STRONG Supporters. I'd be a lot happier and might possibly sleep better at night, if I knew my computer and your network did not talk in plain text.

      SSL is the only way forward. Therefore, I encourage you to please offer the use of SSL for your project. In this, I'm afraid I must Stand with the Teams decision, and be left with the unfortunate and regrettable decision to stop all future work, as of yet to be determined date. That is something I'm dreading as I believe in your project.

      Thank you,


      xXUnRealXx




      BOINC for Humanity.



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      Message 9266 - Posted 12 Sep 2016 16:03:10 UTC

        Hello,

        I would also very much appreciate if the project server could support SSL for enhanced security!

        Best regards
        Kiebitz

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