Thanks for that information; I did not know those facts. This is definitely postcard material, however.A certificate would make sure that your password and all your typing isn't transmitted in plaine text. Everthing between your computer and the server is possibly readable by a third party. Having non HTTPS means you're sending a postcard - not a sealed letter! Think about that. It doesn't have anything in common that this site is save! Talking about a certificate is talking about having a save trip to this forum!
That is informative. If it was up to me...The "issue" is how do we know that 'this site' is actually 'this site.' A certificate will do nothing for viruses and malware, it's about proving (amongst a couple other things) that gamesquad.com is actually gamesquad.com and hasn't been co-opted by nefarious forces that don't have your private key.
I know this is an open forum. But as my experices shows, most people use the same password for every login.So - we are looking for a “sealed letter” transmission to an open forum website, accessible without a login?