Facebook starts rolling out HTTPS by default

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by ronjor, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Facebook-starts-rolling-out-HTTPS-by-default-1753364.html
     
  2. funkydude

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    This is great news, sick and tired of changing peoples login bookmarks to the https version. Which then has no effect if they type it in manually!
     
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    Finally. Great news. :thumb:
     
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    well, this is utterly useless for people not using the https directly. I just confirmed on my end that FB is still vulnerable to sslstrip w/o any issues. Any special characters used in the passwd are just url encoded w/ a java encodeURI()

    my login and pass came through no problem.

    fwiw ive only seen one site (a bank) actually obfuscate credentials while being sent back to the client. the login comes through in plan text but the area where the passwd would be was just "********"

    this website for example is vulnerable to sslstrip attacks
     
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  7. happyyarou666

    happyyarou666 Registered Member

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    seriously fb? lols , https or not its a one way ticket to exposing your private info, i dont recommend it AT ALL, even with its so called "security settings" , but whatever rocks your boat i suppose ,lol
     
  8. funkydude

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    Clearly they should just stop improving the service for their millions of users, pack up, and close down... get a grip.
     
  9. happyyarou666

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    i wouldnt mind ;)
     
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