We are moving towards securing the whole of Stockhouse.com with the HTTPS secure web protocol. In the past we have only secured member login and shopping cart pages where you enter potentially personal information. This change is inline with new web standards that encourage 100% encrypted websites to reduce confusion on which pages need to be secured.
As a result we made site-wide upgrades over the weekend to allow both protocols to work at the same time, HTTP or HTTPS, so that we can do a live test of the changes before forcing the secure protocol on all users. We also removed the WWW at the same time. These changes mean you can browse the site either way simply by changing the HTTP part of the address bar to include the S. This will look different in each web browser. The example shown is from Chrome:
This is what the HTTP or insecure URL looks like. Note Chrome hides the HTTP part:
You can change the page to HTTPS simply by inserting your cursor before the word stockhouse and typing: https://
Users may find that certain features of the site only work on secured or unsecured pages. If you find this then you may have to change between HTTP:// and HTTPS:// for different pages. Luckily most browsers recognise your preference and will retain it within a tab while you browse around.
We are actively testing for and resolving these issues and appreciate any help you can provide with reporting issues you find to our support team. We will also try to link to this article in pages with affected features so you know what we are working on.
Within the next few days, as these issues are resolved and we are confident the site works 100% in secure HTTPS, we will change the settings to redirect all traffic to secure pages and you will no longer be able to view any page on the unsecured HTTP url.