Using Google services on an unsecured network

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  1. Cvette

    Cvette Registered Member

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    Google Search, Reader, Maps, Calender, Gmail, and Shopping are services I use often. But I'm worried about using them on an unsecured connection. Gmail is the only one I know that uses HTTPS. Am I subject to session hijacking (Firesheep) using any of the other services?
     
  2. m00nbl00d

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    Lately, I've seen Gmail login page hosting HTTP content. o_O Kind of ironic, I'd say.
     
  3. siberianwolf

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    strange. i never came across to it.
    you're 100% sure it wasn't https but instead http?
     
  4. m00nbl00d

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    Yes, it's https. I have the browser forcing https. It's an http link to some Google website where they tell gmail users to advise their friends to switch to gmail, or something like that. But, I just checked and it's not appearing.

    But, it seems there's also http links for:

    * Mobile access
    Get Gmail on your mobile phone

    * About Gmail

    * Gmail for Organizations

    * New features!

    * Terms and Privacy

    * Help

    According to the URL source code there are 9 http links.

    If I click the above http links, I'm taken to https... But, the browser is forcing it by default (Chromium).

    I'll keep an eye and see if the link I saw about google (-http://www.emailintervention.com/) reappears when I check my email later.

    I'm using a different Chromium profile now, which has pretty much everything blocked. It could be preventing the URL from appearing.
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    Gmail is only supposed to work on HTTPS I don't think it's configurable anymore.
     
  6. siberianwolf

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    i see. so unless your browser was forced to connect thru ssl, then by clicking one of those links, you'd switch from https to http.
    that ain't good @ all.
     
  7. Cvette

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    Bumpeh!
     
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    Bump.
     
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    Last bump.
     
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