Why does Firefox give me this message?

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.awesystems.info. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

What can you do about it?

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

My Chrome browser indicates that the connection to this website is secure.

I set the DNS records to forward from www. to forum. via CNAME.
Just set a bookmark for forum.awesystems.info and all should be fine.

Works fine on firefox. (for me) It’s not a discourse issue. It’s a DNS issue.

If I click on an email link, Firefox just goes to the forum, no problem.
If I type in the address AWEsystems.info, Firefox stops the process and gives the warning.
I checked a little further:
If I try to go to just AWEsystems.info, I get the scary message.
However, if I type in the address forum.AWEsystems.info, it goes thru fine.
Not sure of the significance of it, but it’s been that way for at least a couple of months now, so I figured I’d let you guys know about it.

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This is a technical issue.
Forwarding via CNAME can apparently be used for phishing, maybe via a corrupt DNS server or a corrupt connection or whatever, and firefox warns of that. :man_shrugging:
Not everything’s a conspiracy.

The original post of this thread has been valuable feedback and not rambling, Thx @dougselsam.!

BTW.: The original site has been taken down it’s just forwarding to the forum now.