Wikipedia not secure ?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by CloneRanger, Feb 21, 2011.

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  1. CloneRanger

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    Because it contains other content that isn't secured.
     
  3. Spiral123

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    pedia or media...?
     
  4. Midal Phingar

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    Similar to _many_ others with mixed content.

    How about that fine Wilders https://? ;>

    Even Pirate Bay provides that, at least.

    No security for the wicked here, though.
     
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    Mixed content indeed, AdBlockPlus shows all images still served via HTTP instead of HTTPS.
     
  7. CloneRanger

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    @ m00nbl00d/BoerenkoolMetWorst

    Hi, thanks ;)

    Seems silly to provide HTTPS then spoil it by allowing HTTP through :thumbd:
     
  8. m00nbl00d

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    They're not the only ones. :D This Microsoft page also does it -https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3a+MicrosoftDownloadCenter+(Microsoft+Download+Center)&pf=true

    If you see its source code, you'll notice 25 (http) insecure content.
     
  9. CloneRanger

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    Just checked that Looooong URL :D Yes RED here too :thumbd: Crazy !
     
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    I remember reading some time ago on Wikipedia that the data can be altered by a number of sources. Don`t know by how many or who, but that is what it said.

    I always considered Wiki as a fairly accurate source of information, but if unauthorised people can alter the information, then how can it be ?

    If they can tamper with it, they can contaminate it.

    John
     
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