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Fully encrypted, all the time

Hi everyone

Another small but big change has been made to the site. And it's actually something a bit experimental for a high bandwidth image site like ours. Sorry you all had to remember your horribly long and complex passwords and log in again as a result, but we had to reset all logins due to this update!

Fully encrypted, all the time

All Inkbunny content and data transmissions are now encrypted for all users, all the time. Previously this was an option at login but we have now made it the default permanent setting.

If anyone is having access problems as a result of this change, please contact us immediately at admin@inkbunny.net

Encryption does not guarantee your privacy 100%. But it is the best way to help prevent eavesdropping on your communications, no matter where you access Inkbunny from.

Ensuring every single user connecting to IB uses encryption also improves our site security immensely.

Technically minded people may be interested to know that using sitewide encryption for all users places very little additional load on our CPUs or bandwidth, even during peak times.

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Updates this week

* Changed: Increased maximum size of preview images (the one that is contained inside the site layout) to 920x1840 (used to be 920x920). This means that “tall” images like comic pages will more easily be able to fill the entire preview area horizontally. This does not affect the maximum full image size, which is still 4000x4000 pixels. This setting applies to new uploads since this change was made, and won't affect old ones.

* Changed: The View and Remove buttons on the New Notices page now always show. Previously they only showed when you hovered your mouse over the notice. This was no good for anyone using touchscreen devices because the is no “hovering” mouse! Maybe it doesn't look as pretty now, so we'll have to find some way to improve the look while making it work for touchscreens.

* Changed: The whole site is now fully SSL encrypted for all users. This better protects your privacy and increases site security.

* Changed: Removed Twitter and Facebook quick-buttons from Submissions and Journals. The won't work with the new site-wide encryption. You can still easily share things via Facebook and Twitter. Just click the orange “Share” button instead.

* Changed: All users can now see the “Block from Guests” status of any submission. If a submission is blocked from Guest access, the words “(No Guests)” will appear next to the Rating in the Submission Information section. This is useful for when you are sharing links with non-IB users and you want to know if they'll be able to see a submission without logging in.

* Fixed: The Submission Details interface in the API now returns full URLs to the Full, Screen and Preview size files for a submission. This was accidentally omitted from the older API version.

* Added: There is now a Privacy warning at the top of the Private Messages screens. It reminds all users that Moderators have access to all Private Messages for rules enforcement and bug fixing purposes. We only look when we need to. This is standard practice on all communications systems you use. We also do not guarantee that Private Messages will remain secure. We do our best, but bad things can happen, so please don't use the Inkbunny PM system for anything super-sensitive.

* Fixed: Quite a few more small but important security updates were made.

A full history of site revisions is listed at http://wiki.inkbunny.net/Revisions

Thank you, everyone!

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10 years, 1 month ago
SSL makes me happy. Browsing the internet is horrendously insecure whenever you're on a wireless network without it.
10 years, 1 month ago
It would be nice if FA bothered to put so much effort into protecting their own site.  Good job thinking two steps ahead, IB.
10 years, 1 month ago
There's a hell of alot of things Inkbunny has done that FA's been promising to do for years that FA could've easily have implemented by now. And sure, there're a few things FA does I wish IB did too, like description/keywords on mouse-over, but as you said, Inkbunny is so ahead of the game, I don't regret having moved from FA. :)

10 years, 1 month ago
Fantastic! =D
10 years, 1 month ago
Do we know how much of a bandwidth burden this places on end users, some of whom, like myself, have an extremely limited usage cap?

Not a negative thing.
I just need to know if I have to change my 'casual browsing' habits, and if so, how much.
10 years, 1 month ago
Encryption doesn't put that much of a strain, usually- I think it's a very low percentage rate (less than 5%, easily), and most likely you've been on SSL-encrypted sites without even knowing it-- It's mostly byte-for-byte (or rather, however long the actual key string is, like 128-bit) encoding, so if anything, it's just processing overhead on the browser's end, and this is negligible, since it's already on when the browser loads, even when not used.

10 years, 1 month ago
I'm pretty sure it's minimal. We have a looot of data going out the door and I can't see any difference. :O
10 years, 1 month ago
Thank you guys so much for having such an awesome site! From the enforced 18+, to the allowance of cub art - I thank you. :3
10 years, 1 month ago
Ditto and much more to the above-- That includes smart thinking concerning the payment system (the AlertPay issue). :)

10 years, 1 month ago
I'm very pleasantly surprised by this update. Good job, and thank you!
10 years, 1 month ago
Good job IB!
10 years, 1 month ago
Er, is it me, or is there no longer a way to sort new submissions by date?

There's a 'sort by date' option, but it actually sorts by date in reverse order - 12/29/10 comes before 12/28/10 before 12/27/10.

I don't see any way to make the site sort by date in normal order.
I'd really prefer to see images listed in the order they were uploaded.
10 years ago
Go to the back and start clicking forwards, reading up from the bottom? It's essentially the same list.
10 years, 1 month ago
This is setting a good example for other sites to follow.

I'd sure love to see before and after performance graphs of your CPU usage. I'm curious to how big of a performance hit you'll have.
10 years, 1 month ago
We can't see any measurable difference. :o But consider how fast CPUs are these days, then it's not surprising.
10 years, 1 month ago
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