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posted on Mar, 5 2020 @ 04:13 PM
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I'm astonished to see that this site, a conspiracy site etc, a home for the paranoid etc would be served via unencrypted HTTP only.
I was going through my saved passwords to delete stuff I don't use anymore and remembered this site.

I believe no one has not heard of the Snowden revelations and how the NSA and others are saving every bit of traffic that is transfered over the internet. But they can't, at least not easily, decode encrypted traffic.

Also encrypted traffic, via https, also verifies that the content that came from one source is authentic and has not been tampered with.
Whereas unencrypted traffic like coming from this site right now is.. let's put it like this, if the NSA would be interested in targeting anyone as a man-in-the-middle attacker, which they're absolutely capable of doing, a website like this would be a good source.

In the past one might've said, "Hey a x509 certificate is expensive, we don't have the money". There's letencrypt. It's mature, automated and free.
You could also say, "Our webserver can't handle the load", to which I'd say "Don't host on a potato". I get it, PHP is a slow language that doesn't scale very well, but I believe the secrecy of your user's password is more important than neglible overhead via https enryption.

Well, of course one should use a dedicated password for every new location. But the reality is different. People are still using the same password for multiple sites. I wouldn't be surprised if you even stored those passwords in clear text, given that the need to encrypt the traffic between your server and your visitors is not being done.

I don't think I have to explain any more. https should be default, always.




posted on Mar, 5 2020 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: itsthatsow

If you look through Board Business this has been brought up and explained before.



posted on Mar, 5 2020 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: itsthatsow

If you look through Board Business this has been brought up and explained before.


Link to the thread?



posted on Mar, 5 2020 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: itsthatsow

Please see an explantion.

Question answered. Closed.



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