I disagree that there isn't any reason to pass quotes through a secure channel. I can see back in 2007 making a decision that since that the quotes aren't personal information that it wasn't quite necessary to encrypt them, but in this day and age everything that can be encrypted should be by default.
For most people the best you are trying to do is live up to the old joke about the 2 friends who started getting chased by the bear and as the punchline one says to the other, "I don't have to outrun the bear, I just have to outrun you." Make yourself just slightly less attractive/noticeable to the hackers/miscreants, and they'll have more than enough targets to work with.
Taz Xen said:
Also a Quicken Mac 2007 user here. Have not been interested in any of the new Quicken Mac versions since (too simplified), and especially with the subscription model, so I will be moving on to other systems. I saw in this thread: https://community.quicken.com/discussion/7863709/quotes-have-stopped-downloading-for-q-mac-2007 that someone suggested manually or programmatically creating QIF files for import. I have another solution that works for now. If you look at the connection logs ("CONNLOG.TXT") stored within the Quicken qdfm file, you can see something like: 20210309 08:22:36: QFN: Beginning get from http://qw2007.quicken.com/desktop/qw2007/quotes/?stk.0=AAPL 20210309 08:22:36: ***QFN kQFFInished: returns 1560 (I have omitted additional query parameters from the URL for brevity) So Quicken is trying to get quotes from qw2007.quicken.com, and if try to visit that page or use a utility like ping, you can see it no longer exists. But quicken has other subdomains! qw.quicken.com resolves; what happens if we modify the query above? http://qw.quicken.com/desktop/qw2007/quotes/?stk.0=AAPL It works! How can we make Quicken get quotes from this other server? Modify your /etc/hosts file. qw.quicken.com resolves to 22.214.171.124, so add the following to your /etc/hosts file: 126.96.36.199 qw2007.quicken.com Now restart the computer, and click the Quotes download button in Quicken. Up to date prices! Here are instructions on editing the hosts file:https://www.imore.com/how-edit-your-macs-hosts-file-and-why-you-would-want#how-to-edit-the-hosts-file