8a moved to https!
Last night we switched 8a.nu over to https, this means You can find 8a.nu on https://www.8a.nu from now on. All http:// links will be redirected to https://.
We do our best to keep all the site’s resources including images on HTTPS but sometimes you might not see a green padlock in your browser address bar. This is probably caused by some embedded images in the forum and the news loaded from http:// instead of https://. Please report any issues in the forum.
We moved 8a to https for several reasons, but the most important ones are privacy and security. A lot of our users login to 8a on open WiFi hotspots. With https other people on the same network won’t be able to capture your password and session tokens.
Firefox announced that they’s going to phase out none secure http. Google also checks if a site is using https as part of their search ranking algorithms.
If youre interested, heres a nice article from the NY Times giving more details about the benefits of https.
We’re fixing the last bits of the migration process while I’m writing this. Bare with us before everything is working again.