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Josh Bond

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In Topic: Firefox security issue with password

05 November 2017 - 08:46 PM

Because this website doesn't use SSL (Secure Socket Layer, which results in the https protocol being used), that warning is now generated in browsers. It's always been that way since the site started but only recently have browsers started showing the warning.

 

When data is passing back and forth from the BibleSupport server to your computer, it can pass through many servers and networks. Because we don't have SSL, logins and passwords are sent as plain text (unencrypted). Since we're not a bank and we don't handle financial or sensitive information, I never saw the need for it.

 

However, it's now considered good practice to use encryption because some people use the same login and password on every site. If a hacker picked off such a person's credentials, they could have access to all of their accounts on all of their websites. Of course, there's obvious security concerns with someone using the same password on every website but people do that. And the browsers showing that warning is designed to force site owners to update to SSL to cover for people who use the same password on every site. And I'll do that one of these days.

 

Josh

 

 

 

 

When I signed in to my BibleSupport account and got to the password field, there was a Firefox message saying the connection was not secure and my login could be compromised. I don't know how accurate that message was. Here's a link to info on this subject.

 

https://support.mozi...ource=inproduct


In Topic: Combing esword Journal and Topic content between two computers

08 September 2017 - 10:56 AM

Got it open by re-downloading esword updated version 11.1.

 

The only problem is that it opened up all of the additional esword resources etc I had in the source pc but hasnt opened up any study notes, journal notes etc?

 

Any possible ways to amend this one Josh?

 

Regards

 

Derek

 

On the old computer,  launch e-Sword and go to Options > Resource. You'll see "User Files Location" toward the bottom. Go to this folder and copy all files to a USB drive. (You've probably already done this)

 

On the new computer, launch e-Sword and go to Options > Resource. Again, you'll see "User Files Location" toward the bottom but at a slightly different folder location (because your username on the new computer is probably different). Go to this folder and copy all files from the USB drive to that folder. Restart e-Sword on the new computer.


In Topic: Combing esword Journal and Topic content between two computers

07 September 2017 - 11:07 AM

Sorry for the late reply. It sounds like you simply want to copy all e-Sword content (whether downloaded or created by you).

 

e-Sword's materials are stored in 2 locations (assuming you have not changed the locations in e-Sword).

  • Study notes, bookmarks, journal notes, etc are in here: C:\Users\[your user name]\Documents\e-Sword
  • Commentaries, dictionaries, etc are here: c:\program files\e-sword  -or- c:\program files (x86)\e-sword\  depending on whether your version of Windows is 32bit or 64bit.

You would copy those files from the source pc to the destination pc.


In Topic: Question about Downloading Categories

06 August 2017 - 10:39 AM

MySword modules are for MySword, which is an Android app that runs on Android phones. This is not e-Sword software.

 

e-Sword categories are for e-Sword.

 

Bookshelves are a tagged view of all files. If a file is tagged as Expository Topics, then it will appear in that area of the Bookshelf. This is just another way of showing e-Sword modules apart from the traditional categories of Bible, Commentary, Dictionary, etc.

 

Premium modules takes you to the site that sells them.


In Topic: Transferring ESword to a new computer

02 August 2017 - 10:55 AM

Thanks, yes, advertising links in the profile. Deleted the user and his posts.