Is Tor secure by Disabling(default off) HTTPS?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by neroman, Nov 9, 2013.

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  1. neroman

    neroman Registered Member

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  2. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Re: Tor is secure by Disabling(default off) HTTPS

    No, removing HTTPS is not safe no matter what mechanism you use to anonymize yourself.
     
  3. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Re: Tor is secure by Disabling(default off) HTTPS

    Not only is it never safe to disable https, but using Tor to post on any account related forum is a sure disaster waiting to happen as it exposes your account password to that forum as a result of the lack of end-to-end encryption between the Exit node to Tor and the destination website. All the Exit node of Tor owner has to do is run Wireshark to get your password and account information.

    You should edit the title to your post (go advanced) to reframe is as a question rather than a statement, e.g. "Is Tor secure by Disabling(default off) HTTPS?" would be more accurate or ask a Moderator to change it for you.

    -- Tom
     
  4. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    neroman,

    Since sites like Facebook and similar all use and support https; why would you want to consider using http? Rather than discussing security related issues I would rather try and understand why you would even be a considering this? Did you read something somewhere that might have discussed an advantage to such a connection? I am always trying to learn and want to make sure I/we are giving solid advice.
     
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