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Re: I'd like to get rid of pulseaudio but ... (Gene Heskett)



On Sunday 31 May 2009, Chris Adams wrote:
>Once upon a time, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> said:
>> Most likely it's just a self-signed SSL certificate. Very common, and
>> Firefox stupidly throws a fit over it (which is dumb because it encourages
>> sites to just use unencrypted HTTP instead, which is even less secure, yet
>> gets through with no warning). Just OK the certificate.
>
>HTTPS with an unknown self-signed cert is barely any more secure than
>unencrypted HTTP, since a man-in-the-middle attack could just be
>replacing the cert and decrypting all communications.
>
>However, the reason to "throw a fit" is that end-users have been trained
>that "HTTPS == secure".  They know that HTTP is not secure, but they
>don't know the details of how SSL/TLS work to know that "HTTPS with
>unknown cert != secure".

+1000

>--
>Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
>Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
>I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

Yeah, my mouth has been known to write checks I then had to cover. :)

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