What exactly is "https://www.gamefaqs.com", and how is that different from "http://www.gamefaqs.com"?
Whether you visit the http:// or https:// version of GameFAQs, it's still the same site, running on the same servers. The big difference is that communications on the https:// site can't be intercepted or altered by any systems in between you and us.
More and more web sites are being served securely, and while we've never had a single report of user data being intercepted, this change will help ensure that your data and communications on GameFAQs are safe from any potential prying eyes.
I can't visit the HTTPS version of GameFAQs, but the HTTP version works fine. How do I fix this?
If you're using a very old browser or device (one made before 2002), it may simply be unable to use this or any other web sites with modern https:// security. Until we move to 100% HTTPS for all users, you should still be able to use the non-secure version of the site, but you will need to upgrade your browser or device to log in and use the site in the future.
If you feel that this isn't a good solution for you, or if your device and browser simply aren't that old, please take a screenshot of what you're seeing, and use our Security Problem Feedback Form to let us know what's going on.
I get a security alert when visiting "https://www.gamefaqs.com", what does that mean?
If you see a warning in your address bar letting you know that "Parts of this page are not secure" or "Your connection to this site is not fully secure", that's perfectly okay (for now). We still have some images and other assets that aren't completely secure yet, but we're working to get them completely cleaned up.
On the other hand, if you encounter a full page security alert that says "Your connection is not secure", "Your connection is not private", or "Attackers might be trying to steal your information", you may have a serious problem with your Internet connection. If you can, please take a screenshot, and use our Security Problem Feedback Form to let us know what's going on.
I keep switching back and forth between HTTP and HTTPS on GameFAQs, what's going on there?
Both http://www.gamefaqs.com and https://www.gamefaqs.com are the same site, running on the same servers, so either way you're still visiting us as usual. Only account pages (where you log in, register, or manage your account) require https://, and there are still a few scattered pages that don't completely work while secured, so you may find yourself bouncing back and forth until we've switched everybody over to be secure 100% of the time.
My browser doesn't remember my password after switching to HTTPS, how can I get it back?
When a site changes from HTTP to HTTPS, some stored user names and passwords in your browser for the old URL will not automatically transfer over to the new one. To find your old username and password in your browser, see the following instructions:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95606
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-change-and-import
- Edge: http://www.technicalnotes.org/how-to-view-your-password-saved-in-microsoft-edge-in-windows-10/
- Safari on OSX: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21446
- Safari on iOS: http://osxdaily.com/2014/06/26/find-saved-passwords-ios/
If you're unable to find your old password in your browser, you'll need to use the Lost Password recovery form.