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Computer Information Science Question: Why doesn't ATS use a Secure Socket Layer (SSL/HTTPS)?

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posted on Jan, 22 2018 @ 11:09 PM
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"Why HTTPS for Everything?

HTTP has become central to today’s way of life. HTTP is currently the primary protocol for applications used on computers, tablets, smartphones, and many other devices.

As our dependency on the internet has grown, the risk to users’ privacy and safety has grown along with it.
Every unencrypted HTTP request reveals information about a user’s behavior, and the interception and tracking of unencrypted browsing has become commonplace.

Today, there is no such thing as non-sensitive web traffic, and public services should not depend on the benevolence of network operators.

When properly configured, HTTPS can provide a fast, secure connection that offers the level of privacy and reliability that users should expect from government web services."

https.cio.gov...

I am a network traffic analyst for my state's Health and Human Services.

Do to the plethora of HIPPA regulated health information we send and receive, I always have IT Security on the brain.

I have taken to opening ATS in a VM sandbox, anyways; just curios.....




posted on Jan, 22 2018 @ 11:17 PM
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a reply to: AlienFornication

I'm guessing the main reason is just to avoid the cost, and there's not really any sensitive data being transmitted by ATS besides when you log in, so my advice in that regard would be never use a password on ATS which you use anywhere else.



posted on Jan, 22 2018 @ 11:41 PM
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SSL is 100 bucks.

No reason not to have one.



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 12:11 AM
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a reply to: AlienFornication

The owner, SkepticOverlord answered the question over here and with a few more details here.

Question answered and thread closed.





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