HTTPS stands for HTTP Secure and is a combination of HTTP and SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) and is used to provide an encrypted connection to a website.

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What does the errorFORBIDDEN popup mean on a https server while sending an ajax post to the server?

On a https website, some operations like ajax posting to the server are performed. For example: $(".output").load("/server/ajax/", {client: 1234}); The above jQuery operation will perform a POST. ...
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How to download YouTube videos via HTTPS [duplicate]

I am unable to access YouTube on http. But I can access the same on an https. When I executed the command wget https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StJLvbPIvTw it returned the following response:- ...
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HTTPS connections fail with Chrome

Currently I can't use HTTPS with Chrome*. I get Error 103 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED) I noticed it trying to login into Dropbox or search with Google using HTTPS. How can I repair this? * ...
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Is HTTPS connection hijacking possible?

This really bothers me a long time, because.. to encrypt / decrypt data you first need to send a encryption key / decryption key (on an unencrypted connection) to the computer you are comunicating ...
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Are web browsers automatically using HTTPS when available?

Type xkcd.com in location bar, hit return -> https://xkcd.com. But if I type http://xkcd.com instead, it does not change to HTTPS. I've checked both URLs, and they're not using HSTS headers. I'm ...
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Port 443 TCP HTTPS Connections very slow - Ubuntu

I have a server application in linux that connects to port 443 to send HTTPS messages using SSL. When I run this code on my home linux box these connections go through instantly, but when I run this ...
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self-signed SSL certificate error: certificate has invalid digital signature

I have a c# program and part of it creates a self-signed certificate. The problem is when i try to import the certificate in MMC it says "This certificate has an invalid digital signature." And when ...
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set https proxy with squid and iptables

have a Linux as router, eth0 (192.168.0.60) connect to LAN, eth1 (10.100.33.239) connect to Internet. squid works well, I can set 10.100.33.239:3128 or 192.168.0.60:3128 as proxy in web browser and ...
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Getting all the filenames (not content) recursively from an http directory

A large biological research project has chosen to make its archive available via https here: https://tcga-data.nci.nih.gov/tcgafiles/ftp_auth/distro_ftpusers/anonymous/tumor/ Unfortunately, it ...
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force yahoo messenger to use https

I'm accessing yahoo messenger behind a firewall and it seems that yahoo messenger is blocked.. However i-tried the messenger via yahoo mail and it works if I use https. I know IE is used by yahoo to ...
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Tracking information on HTTPS connection

My organization uses cyberoam firewall. They are monitoring all activities including my search text in Google, Wikipedia etc. So recently i changed to HTTPS versions and now using HTTPS connections of ...
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How can I secure my https connections against man in the middle attacks or at least warn when they occur?

From what I'm reading on Bruce Schneier's blog post, man in the middle attacks (MITM) are commonplace for https connections. The agents of the attack are your ISP and corporate IT folks. How can I ...
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Webdav between a OS X Server (self-signed certificate) and Windows 7?

Problem data: I have two freshly installed OS X Server 10.8.2 and Windows 7 SP1 (all updates to date). A self signed certificate on the OS X Server generated automatically and working for the exact ...
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Google Chrome blocks scripts from GitHub pages and non HTTPS sites

Google Chrome is not loading all the files of my web app and stops any external files hosted on GitHub. Namely the .js, .css links are blocked from viewing when I access the app via HTTPS. I am ...
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Can SSL connection send my IP address to the host?

I don't have enough information about the difference between HTTP and HTTPS, but can an HTTPS request send my IP address to the host and store it? What are the kinds of data that are being ...
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65K ports and SSL? [closed]

People connect to bank using SSL. Bank is opening its 443 port. but there is only 1 port of 443 , but it is a server so I guess he is using also the other ports. But that is means that it can only ...
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use HTTPS to browse locally used site

I have a website used locally in my domain using IIS7 installed on Windows 2008. This website is bound to HTTP, and I need to bind it using HTTPS. I searched around and I saw that it's possible with ...
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How to recursively upload a directory to a WebDAV server through HTTPS from the command line?

I'm facing a rather simple situation, I have to upload, as-is, a big tree of files to a WebDAV server that's reachable over HTTPS. I must start the upload from a linux box with command line only. I ...
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Is there any proxy standard/software which encrypts the conneciton between client and proxy server?

I know of usual HTTP proxys and Socks proxys (Socks 4 / Socks 5 - where the main difference as far as I know is the support for DNS resolution via proxy). Both variants more or less "pass the data ...
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Slow Gmail attachment download over HTTPS

It only affects Gmail. I have tested other HTTP, FTP and HTTPS websites and downloading is fine, at the exact same time the problem is affecting a Gmail attachment download. The symptoms include ...
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Using Apache as a debug proxy for https traffic

I know that I should be using mitmproxy (or Charles, or Fiddler, or Burp Proxy), and that I can use Squid, but is it possible to use Apache to debug out going https traffic from my computer? That is, ...
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Securing traffic sent over HTTP, Client side [closed]

I am currently writing up on HTTP and HTTPS and the advantages of HTTPS. I was thinking, is it possible to securely send data to a server i.e login, which is just HTTP. The result I was thinking that ...
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When I enter an address with https, Firefox (sometimes) changes it to http

What I did: I visited https://en.wikipedia.org./wiki/Main_Page (yes, there is a dot after TLD) I got an SSL error (because the cert isn't valid for the domain name with dot) I visited ...
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Images not showing on website, seems to only happen for me

I am seeing very strange behavior with images not appearing on a site. Other people have reported being able to see them, but it seems that I am the only one that can't. The site is at ...
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Why does Chromium say every page has insecure content?

A lot of people seem to be having this problem, and few are getting concrete answers. Why does Chromium say every page has insecure content?
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Tunneling HTTPS traffic via a PUTTY/SSL tunnel with SOCKS

I have configured a SOCKS ssh tunnel to a remote proxy, and set my Firefox to use localhost:<port> as a SOCKS proxy. My intention is to tunnel outgoing HTTP/S connections from my machine via a ...
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Using secure proxies with Google Chrome

Whenever I use a secure proxy with Google Chrome I get ERR_PROXY_CERTIFICATE_INVALID, I tried a lot of different scenarios and versions. The certificate I'm using a self-signed certificate: openssl ...
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Downloading Microsoft Security Essentials via HTTPS

I want to download Microsoft Security Essentials on my brand new Windows 7 home PC. The official site presented to me is http://windows.microsoft.com/de-CH/windows/products/security-essentials, as I ...
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HTTPS warning issue

I'm trying to help my friend fix an issue with her Windows laptop. She recently did some virus scan and now each time she attempts to login to Hotmail or Yahoo or other sites with secure connection ...
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Why do I always get “Error 7 (net::ERR_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out.” on Chrome?

Why do I always get: "Error 7 (net::ERR_TIMED_OUT): The operation timed out." in Chrome on https but works well on http? No problem with the network because other browsers like firefox didn't ...
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Firefox automatically switching to https

I am using firefox 14 and lately, I have been observing this weird problem with my firefox. Everytime I put an address in address bar and hit return, https version of the site opens. This has no ...
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Make router forward HTTP and HTTPS traffic to external App

I use a Linksys WRT54GL router with DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) std (SVN revision 13064) which I am trying to make forward all HTTP and HTTPS traffic to an external app called Fiddler (used as proxy) on ...
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Iptables - having trouble opening port 443

I am attempting to set up https, but I am having difficulty opening that port. Nmap scan report for localhost (127.0.0.1) Host is up (0.000073s latency). PORT STATE SERVICE 443/tcp closed https ...
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Nginx HTTPS when only matching admin subfolder [closed]

I have managed to get all /admin requests redirected to https by: server { listen 80; location /admin { rewrite ^ https://$server_name$request_uri?$args permanent; } } But ...
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Requesting an HTTPS URL with pear http_request fails. Why?

I am using Ubuntu with OpenSSL installed. When I request a normal URL with pear, it works fine, but when I request an https url, it doesn't work. Why?
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Firefox: Make thumbnails of https pages not grey?

Firefox now has a new quick dial page like Chrome and Opera. It shows thumbnails of frequently visited pages. However, for some of my pages, the thumbnails are grey (most notably Facebook, and Google ...
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What is the modern day equivalent of Firesheep?

Firesheep came out on the scene in 2010 and rocked the world... and never made it to version 1.0. Mozilla has since released 15 major versions of Firefox and is incompatible with the extension. Is ...
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MAC OSX as server cannot be seen by dyndns address - router is blocking access

I have OSX running an RTC rational team concert essentially a Tomcat server on https port 9443. In the OSX host file I have 127.0.0.1 mapped to thinkbigapps.dyndns.tv - such that On the mac i can in ...
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SSH over local unix socket

I'm trying to make a tunneling application to use SSH over a HTTPS connection, with a custom client and server at each end, where the custom client opens a unix socket that can communicate with the ...
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The certificate is not trusted because no issuer chain was provided

Could anyone explain the meaning of this error message in plain English? Should I add an exception or I should not continue on this website? Technical details: the URL is here, the browser is ...
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How can I disable SSL (https) google search in FireFox?

I know that Firefox 14 has enabled Secure Sockets Layer (SSL or https) search for its Google search plug-in. How can I disable it? Thanks,
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Unable to open websites that use HTTPS on linux

I have the following network configuration: My PC 192.168.1.20/24 uses 192.168.1.1/24 as a gateway. Dlink-2760U router with Local address 192.168.1.1/24 has a VPN connection open with the provider ...
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Curl Couldn't resolve host for HTTPS

I am trying to use curl on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.1. When I try to use URL with HTTPS it gives an error message "Couldn't resolve host". But for the same URL when tried with HTTP ...
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How can users bypass the “This connection is untrusted” page?

First, I don't think this is a repeat of other questions that sound similar (because it involves the same warning page). Second, Browser information: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:13.0) ...
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Sniffing SSL Traffic with Wireshark Locally

I ahve an application that is submitting and recieving information via HTTPS. If I place wireshark on the same box and the client. Will I be able to decrypt all of the data within the communication ...
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Privoxy https/socks5 proxy + Authentication

I have bought a paid https proxy to be able to surf the web securely... the proxy needs authentication and I can use it on windows 7 using Proxifier ( www.proxifier.com ) but in Linux there is no ...
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Is it possible for my company to monitor my Gmail?

Since Gmail uses https, all the messages should be encrypted? Here we assume my company does not have keystroke logger or random snapshot software.
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Apache mod_rewrite working with http but not https

I am configuring an apache server to change URLs from [http://(IP)/users/testuser/test.html] to [http:/(IP)/~testuser/test.html] This works fine, as such RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ...
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How can I use curl with a SSL URL to get a 200 OK?

I'm trying to use curl to get the HTTP status of a GET request: curl --insecure --silent --show-error --connect-timeout 1 -I https://host:8443/health Note: I'm using the --insecure flag in this ...
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How to surf using https in all the googles services?

I would like to surf using HTTPS in all the services of google, the reader the searching etc. currently I set my searching using the https and gmail. Is there any way to configure chrome to search if ...