Sites not using HTTPS

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Flatline
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Sites not using HTTPS

Post by Flatline » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:50 pm

I wanted to use a neat chrome extension called "HTTPS Everywhere"

This stops you being able to go to unprotected sites

Imagine my surprise to find out that ebay is not using HTTPS

What could be the reasoning behind ebay not using HTTPS?

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Re: Sites not using HTTPS

Post by Wicky » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm

Logging in and checkout in ebay are https where it's important.
It may be that your whole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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Re: Sites not using HTTPS

Post by freeridenick » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:49 am

You can bet your house they will be soon. Google are doing their best to force all websites to go https - if you use Chrome you'll see the warnings in address bar.

https is all well and good post login but your login details are still not secure.

More important than eBay is that vtr100.org isn't https. Well, not completely. Both https and http versions are available for the www. subdomain and the root domain.

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Re: Sites not using HTTPS

Post by VTRDark » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:51 pm

And even with a secure protocol the header is still insecure so you can still be tracked and lets not forget that a secure connection is only as secure as the algorithm used and the certificate authority.

https://www.sott.net/article/275524-Why ... -you-think

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/h ... ttps-today

But hey having a little lock icon and https makes folk feel wrapped up in cotton wool and safe so all is good. :roll: How about sites that will happily pass your data on to third party's via the likes of cloudflare and guess who has partnered up with cloudflare.....google and we all know how much they care about our privacy. All they want is our data so they can use it and sell it to third party's like advertisers amongst many others.
https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/23/major ... -websites/

https is a step in the right direction but it's one small step for mankind :lol: If you really want to protect yourself more from your end then use a VPN through a proxy and that does not mean go and purchase some cheap VPN service from China or even within the walls of 14 eyes. You want your own VPN server or if you have to purchase a service that someone offers then make sure they use their own servers and not piggybacking off the back of someone else's network and they hold no logs and all the keys to their network. It's not perfect as there is no such thing as 100% secure but this is as good as it gets in this day and age.

I'd recommend Private Internet Access or VyprVPN if one hasn't the means to set up their own and wants a mainstream service.

As for the other end tread carefully.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2016/0 ... -security/
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