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#4321 The_Decryptor

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 15:42

While I like the idea of flagging plain http:// as insecure, I foresee problems if they make it look like an error.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 00:45

While I like the idea of flagging plain http:// as insecure, I foresee problems if they make it look like an error.

Well, http should be considered like an untrusted certificate in my opinion. They both allow or hint at an attacker modifying a HTTP request or response.



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:05

Yeah, problem is the vast majority of sites are still plain HTTP, if you start flagging security warnings on them, you're going to train users to ignore the warnings more than you will encourage site devs to run over HTTPS.

Things like HTTP 2 and locking new web APIs to HTTPS origins only are what will encourage devs to move, not "showing" a warning to their users.

#4324 MikeM97

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:46

Yeah, problem is the vast majority of sites are still plain HTTP, if you start flagging security warnings on them, you're going to train users to ignore the warnings more than you will encourage site devs to run over HTTPS.

 

Exactly.

I've tried this too...



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Posted 25 June 2015 - 13:23

Yeah, problem is the vast majority of sites are still plain HTTP, if you start flagging security warnings on them, you're going to train users to ignore the warnings more than you will encourage site devs to run over HTTPS.

Things like HTTP 2 and locking new web APIs to HTTPS origins only are what will encourage devs to move, not "showing" a warning to their users.

Yeah, just like Windows UAC. However, I think that HTTP support should eventually be disabled by default in browsers, just like how SSL is disabled by default.

 

However, there will be a lot of trouble for many websites for them to move to HTTPS.



#4326 Dingleberry San the Super

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 10:46

Rust 1.1 was released today as stable while Rust 1.2 has entered beta.



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Posted Yesterday, 18:04

Firefox Nightly is now version 42.

 

Massive Improvements in Adblock Plus Memory Usage in Firefox 42 - Blog Post - http://www.ghacks.ne...r-adblock-plus/

 

Restore Version Number of Addons - Blog Post - http://www.ghacks.ne...add-on-manager/

 

Removal of change of default New Tab URL - Blog Post - http://www.ghacks.ne...e-from-firefox/



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Posted Yesterday, 18:11

Firefox 39 *should* be out sometime today, hopefully.



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Posted Today, 00:46

Firefox 39 won't be released today due to a last-minute stability issue, it'll be released later this week.



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Posted Today, 01:58

i fear FF39 will be another Buggy release, it might be time for me to go back using Chrome till FF40 is released