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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
3answers
267 views

Possible to set up my own certificate for a web server, and make my computers trust it?

I have a server with some web applications, and I'd like to enable HTTPS to minimize the chance of someone picking up my authentication information. However, I don't really want to shell out for ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

dd-wrt router blocks SOME https pages

My router (dlink dir-825 with dd-wrt firmware) for some mysterious reason blocks SOME (not all) https pages. One page to be exact. I don't know why. And It's definately router problem - the page is ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Why are email transfers between mail servers often not encrypted? Why aren't users warned about it?

Users can often choose if they want to access their email provider (such as Gmail) using a secure channel (e.g. using HTTPS). However, to the best of my knowledge, when it comes to ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

All https sites have expired certificates

Suddenly all https sites have expired certificates on all browsers, even formatting and reinstalling Windows didn't work! I tried many different connections as well.
0
votes
1answer
1k views

SWFUpload using https does not work in Firefox

I am using SWFUpload to upload files to a database (Windows XP) over https. Everything works as expected in IE (7 and 8), but using my Firefox 3.3.15 it fails without error message. Using the upload ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

How can I configure apache to use https instead of http for some requests?

For some of the files that I share using Apache, I want to make sure that they are served ONLY via https. How can I configure this for Apache?
5
votes
2answers
12k views

How to connect to an HTTPS WebDAV Folder on Windows 7?

I'm trying to connect to an HTTPS WebDAV folder on Windows 7. I go to a "Computer" Explorer window, right click, and click "Add a Network Location." I follow the prompts and get "The folder you ...
2
votes
1answer
536 views

Is it my ISP's fault that I mostly cannot browse over HTTPS?

When I browse sites over HTTPS (specifically GitHub and Twitter) it sometimes works, but mostly it doesn't. Web pages often fail to load and my web browser shows that "the server unexpectedly dropped ...
10
votes
2answers
550 views

Allow HTTPS cookies but not HTTP?

I want to allow cookies for a domain but only over HTTPS -- not cookies from the same domain that come from HTTP. For example, I don't want any http://www.google.com cookies, but I do want to allow ...
8
votes
2answers
830 views

How to tell which resources are loaded “insecurely” with Chrome using https

I understand this is because I'm loading some stuff via http:// but does that mean a single http reference can't appear in the source? Even in examples like <a href="http://...">...</a>? ...
12
votes
5answers
19k views

How much information can my ISP see?

Is it possible for my ISP to see the passwords that I enter on websites and in chat programs? And what about SSL websites that start with https, do they encrypt my username and password before ...
2
votes
3answers
17k views

SVN over HTTPS and SSL handshake fails

I am trying to checkout from my team's svn server. It requires client side authentication. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. Here's what I get: $ svn checkout https://myproject.myserver.org/svn/project/ ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

some HTTPS sites getting blocked on one machine in network

I have a few computers connected to the internet via a router. I have been having some trouble with this one Windows 7 desktop. I can browse most of the sites without any trouble but some sites where ...
9
votes
4answers
53k views

Continually getting https Certificate Errors on all browsers

I recently switched to a new laptop running Windows 7. For some reason I am constantly getting certificate errors when hitting sites where I really shouldn't be getting them - twitter, picasa, google ...
1
vote
2answers
644 views

How to lock down Win Vista Firewall for HTTPS only access?

When I'm on public WiFi (laptop), I want to configure my firewall through its advanced settings to allow only HTTPS web traffic. My first attempt was to block incoming and outgoing by default, then ...
2
votes
1answer
493 views

Is HTTPS TLS or SSL?

How to know a HTTPS connection in use is TLS-based or SSL-based? If I want to use TLS instead of SSL in Apache2, is there anything special to config?
1
vote
3answers
1k views

How to ensure HTTPS is used to send credentials?

As a user, how do I know my user name and password sent to a server is encrypted with HTTPS? Let me preempt the answer of "look for the little lock" or "look for https in the URL" with the following ...
0
votes
2answers
228 views

how to use open wi-fi without a VPN, but remaining secure?

Is there a way to use open wi-fi with your laptop, but WITHOUT using a VPN solution, in a secure fashion? (i.e. to avoid man in the middle, passwords in the clear etc) For example all that comes to ...
4
votes
3answers
18k views

How can I force Google Chrome to remember HTTPS credentials?

Google Chrome is a great browser for sure, though I still see bugs there. Some of them are really annoying: my Chrome (at my work computer) does not offer to remember HTTPS authentication data, and I ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Security warning in IE for non-secure content

I'm faced with strange behaviour in IE8. There is an HTTPS web page which contains an IFrame pointing to non-secure page. When I receive a security warning from IE, if I choose "Yes", I see ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

Disable SSL hostname check in Chrome

How I disable SSL certificate error when CN does not match DNS name in Chrome? In IE, this is done by Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced (tab) -> Scroll down to section "Security" -> checkbox: ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

How can I download a cryptographically signed version the Java JDK from Oracle?

When going to Oracle's download site (https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/CDS-CDS_SMI-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductRef=java_ee_sdk-6u1u21-wjdk-oth-JPR@CDS-CDS_SMI) to ...
1
vote
2answers
763 views

Set up https on local iis7

I am running IIS 7 on my local windows 7 machine. I have a website running off it and want to setup IIS to support https. How can I do this?
2
votes
1answer
383 views

Are there any good resources that describe how https/SSL/TLS works?

I find it really hard to find online resources which go through the details of the following aspects of SSL work. Is a certificate of a website signed with the public key of a Certificate Authority, ...
2
votes
4answers
10k views

How can I run RDP over HTTPS using a Linux client?

My employer switched from VPN and RDP to using what our admin calls "RDP over HTTPS". Since that switch I find myself unable to connect to the "new" RDP server. I think the progress is as follows: ...
0
votes
1answer
554 views

Author missing from subversion revision

I just migrated an existing svn repository to a new server. Previously the users connected using tortoise-svn over http, and when committing, would have their revision associated with there user by ...
1
vote
1answer
983 views

Upgraded to Chrome 6, and now some SSL sites don't load

I recently auto-updated my laptop (Macbook Pro with 10.6, it it matters) to Chrome 6. My current employer has an annoying firewall that intercepts all incoming traffic, mainly to filter non-work ...
0
votes
1answer
202 views

Simplest possible way to use HTTPS webservice / execute list of URLs?

I am not a developer, just someone who wants to get things done more efficiently at work... There's a service at https://www.example.com/service.aspx?id=XXX which I want to run on 100s of values of ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Open stream over https in VLC and wildcard SSL certificate

I am wondering how to trust a certificate manually in VLC. My purpose is to open a stream over https. gnutls returns an error: the common name of the certificate sent by the remote site is ...
0
votes
4answers
1k views

Can't download images from a website if the images use HTTPS but the website uses HTTP?

When I go to this website aiag.org, it seems to download the page, but not the images. I noticed that the page uses the HTTP protocol, but the images are referenced with the HTTPS protocol. This ...
0
votes
2answers
695 views

In https://… I am receiving in a popup “This web site does not supply ownership information.”

In https://.......... I am receiving in a popup "This web site does not supply ownership information." The following popup is attached below. This should not display while i am browsing this site.. ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Chrome fails to load HTTPS page

I am using Chrome 5.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, and this is the error I am getting: Other HTTPS sites work fine on Chrome, including those with self-signed certificates. I even tried using Incognito mode, ...
2
votes
3answers
548 views

Data Encryption and Internet Speed

I was wondering, does encryption used over the Internet in a web browser noticeably slow down the speed of data transfer? I keep reading about stuff like HTTPS, but I always wonder if there's a speed ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

“The Server method 'SetObject' Failed” on Exchange Server 2010

I have Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server 2008 64-bit. Exchange Server and OAW is working fine. However if I want to add another HTTPS port binding in IIS7, after adding the binding in IIS and ...
22
votes
7answers
14k views

Is there an HTTPS Everywhere add on for Chrome, MSIE or safari?

I really like this HTTPS Everywhere add-on for Firefox. But I tend to browser hop, so have similar HTTPS-preferring add-ons been released for the other major browsers?
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Why Chromium does not open the Gmail? (reporting a certificate error)

The error I get: The server's security certificate is revoked! You attempted to reach www.google.com, but the certificate that the server presented has been revoked by its issuer. This means that ...
8
votes
4answers
4k views

Force a browser to load the 'https' edition of a website, not the 'http'?

This is similar to this previous question, but I believe it's a bit different*. Sites like GMail support a preference that pushes all traffic through the SSL edition of the site rather than the ...
1
vote
0answers
108 views

Circumventing a manual HTML login page for “unclassified” websites (automation purposes, credentials known)

The IT department just made my life a little bit harder again: they introduced a manual HTML login page for all websites they have not "classified". This means that all the applications which try to ...
16
votes
2answers
2k views

Does https encrypt URLs, too?

This is fairly easy. If I go to https://webserver.com/someurl?a=b, will the someurl?a=b part be protected, or just the contents of the site?
6
votes
2answers
18k views

Where does Firefox store cerificates and how to delete one?

The root cause of my problem is not known to me, whatever it is, I experience frequent DNS failures. When it happens I cannot browse to my Gmail inbox. I use two DNS settings. One is the public DNS ...
0
votes
2answers
339 views

Looking for firefox plugin that redirects links to https for certain domain

There is one or two websites where which support both http and https where i want to use https, but where links, redirects, js redirects ... keep sending me to http-locations. Do any of you know of a ...
7
votes
7answers
2k views

Am I secure from network monitoring software if HTTPS is used?

I will be logging into my bank account and my personal email accounts at work. Its not banned at work, but I just don't want them to save/log a copy of whatever I do with these services. Especially my ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to use Fiddler2 along with Windows 7 and HTTPs?

I have noticed that Fiddler2 does not work with https in windows 7 as in windows Xp. Probably resigning option does not work due to windows 7 better security. When accessing https site with this ...
1
vote
2answers
244 views

Is the Royal Mail website secure? [closed]

In the UK our postal service drops cards through our mailbox when there is a fee to pay on a item of mail. On this card it gives us a URL to visit to pay the fee, after following the links you get to ...
0
votes
7answers
519 views

Public Key encryption

This is the way I understand how the public key work...Let's say you are on a website and you access the credit card for page. You then encrypt the packet with the public key of that site and the send ...
5
votes
1answer
533 views

Does there exist a telnet-like for SSL connections?

are there any telnet-like tool that can manually debug a https connection byte by byte?
4
votes
2answers
9k views

Safari can’t establish a secure connection to the server

I realize there is another question with the same title, but my situation is very different. The problem started on three of my computers after upgrading from Leopard to Snow Leopard. I can login to ...
22
votes
1answer
26k views

How to easily create a SSL certificate and configure it in Apache2 in Mac OS X?

I'd like to use my Mac OS X with https for local development tests. How can I easily make Apache2 respond to ssl, just for test proposes - I don't want a real certificate, just a fake to make local ...
1
vote
3answers
118 views

My blog, under ssl

I want to have all my content from my blog distributed in a ssl encrypted connection (meaning, I want to go https) What are the drawbacks with respect to an unencrypted, "regular" http connection?
1
vote
3answers
178 views

Wireless Hotspot Vulnerabilities on BBC Watchdog

I watched a program on the BBC last night that highlighted the risks of using any public wireless hotspot. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/29/wifi-watchdog-hotspot-security-vulnerable ...