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Re: Use HTTPS

Postby needsch » 2018-10-22 16:28

It is unbelievable that this needs to be discussed in 2018...

The reasons given for not implementing HTTPS are ridiculous. The logic is completely flawed. Just because HTTPS does not provide 100% security and can be bypassed by exploiting security vulnerabilities in apps implementing or using it, does not at all mean that it doesn't add security at all.

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Re: Use HTTPS

Postby sallybrown » 2018-11-24 09:32

needsch wrote:It is unbelievable that this needs to be discussed in 2018...

The reasons given for not implementing HTTPS are ridiculous. The logic is completely flawed. Just because HTTPS does not provide 100% security and can be bypassed by exploiting security vulnerabilities in apps implementing or using it, does not at all mean that it doesn't add security at all.


I don't suppose you would care at all, but I use an old computer and an old browser. Adding https to this site would lock me out of using it (as my browser will not recognize the certificate). The same has happened with numerous other sites already. I can no longer use those sites. I cannot update my browser (because mozilla says my OS is "deprecated"). I cannot update my OS (because microsoft and linux both say my computer is "deprecated"). I cannot buy a new computer because I have no money (I guess I'm "deprecated").

Not everyone in the world is rich enough to buy whatever they're told to whenever large corporations decide to boost their profits by "deprecating" all the stuff that would otherwise still work just fine.

I'm just pointing it out, that's all.
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Re: Use HTTPS

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-24 10:08

sallybrown wrote:I cannot update my OS (because microsoft and linux both say my computer is "deprecated").

Have you tried OpenBSD? They support much older machines than Linux and the resource usage is significantly lower as well.

In respect of https:

http://n-gate.com/software/2017/07/12/0/

^ I'm with that guy :D
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Re: Use HTTPS

Postby sallybrown » 2018-11-24 17:00

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:In respect of https:

http://n-gate.com/software/2017/07/12/0/

^ I'm with that guy :D


It took me a while to work out if that page (and therefore you) were for or against https, mostly because I have no idea what a "block quote" is and because, laughably, when I go to the site that it links to (https://doesmysiteneedhttps.com/), I get "An error occurred during a connection to doesmysiteneedhttps.com. Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s)." Perhaps that only seems laughable to me though.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
sallybrown wrote:I cannot update my OS (because microsoft and linux both say my computer is "deprecated").

Have you tried OpenBSD? They support much older machines than Linux and the resource usage is significantly lower as well.


I tried that once and didn't like it. It reminds me of the terminals we had to use when I made the mistake of doing a university degree. Perhaps I should add to "I cannot update my OS", that "I don't want to update my OS". I'm perfectly happy with XP and I don't really care how safe/unsafe anyone else thinks it is. I've never had a virus in 20 years of using it, and I've never run an antivirus either. I have a firewall and a HIPS system. The only time either have ever flagged anything was when I purposefully ran that sample virus whatnot (the one that all antivirus programs recognize as a virus, and that's used to test if your antivirus is working).
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Re: Use HTTPS

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-24 17:22

sallybrown wrote:when I go to the site that it links to (https://doesmysiteneedhttps.com/), I get "An error occurred during a connection to doesmysiteneedhttps.com. Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s)." Perhaps that only seems laughable to me though.

No, that is funny :D

n-gate.com is utterly brilliant but the author is rather scathing (which I find entertaining).

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Fair play to you, I loved Win XP, it was ace.
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