This issue has already been covered on Krazy Kats (a Forumotion-hosted forum), HERE .
Following the new standards imposed by the use of a secure connection protocol, Google Chrome & Firefox (and maybe some others) will display an alert for "Not secure" sites from January 2017. All HTTP forums pages will display a "Not secure" label as soon as a password field is displayed on the page.
However, it seems FreeForums sites users are experiencing the same problems with this new rule imposed by not only Google, but Firefox and Opera also - all the major browsers it would seem. (See HERE )
In fact, it would appear that ALL sites throughout the whole of the web that require a password-controlled login, (whether http or https) are now being plagued with this [totally unnecessary and hideous] invasion, so that when anyone attempts to log into any of these sites, they are met with a very misleading notice, implying that the site is not secure, etc .... This also shows in the browser search bar of any of these sites. It's everywhere!
Quite frankly, this invasive information is rubbish! Nothing has changed on any of these sites to compromise their safety and security - it is an unwelcome scare tactic imposed on perfectly innocent, law-abiding sites to possibly ward off any potential wrong-doers. Fair enough, we all want to be assured of our safety and security and I'm sure all forum users, everywhere, are happy to know that the appropriate measures are in place to ensure their protection - BUT these protocols should be implemented in a less radical and more fair and balanced manner. Let's just hope this is just a short-term situation and pray that the powers-that-be will find a way to introduce a less invasive way of implementing these security measures.
For all forum members and guests here, I can only repeat what I have stated in the above link:
This does not affect us in any way - and this forum is still perfectly safe and secure to use - as it has always been.