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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How do I disable the warning Chrome gives if a security certificate is not trusted?

I want to know if it's possible to disable the warning you get in Chrome when you try to go to some HTTPS site that doesn't have a trusted certificate. I have a few sites in my bookmarks that use ...
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Why do some websites show the company name next to the URL?

Some websites show the company name next to the URL (in Chrome) and some don't. How do I set this up for my website? Is there a reason why or why I wouldn't want to do this?
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Can the URL be read by third parties when browsing via HTTPS?

We all know that HTTPS encrypts the connection between the computer and the server so that it cannot be viewed by a third party. However, can the ISP or a third party see the exact link of the page ...
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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?
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IE9: Permanently accept untrusted certificate

When accessing a website via HTTPS which has an untrusted certificate, Internet Explorer 9 always shows me the following error message: Is there a way to import the certificate permanently, so that ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 update breaks SSL

Summary After updating from 10.7.1 to 10.7.2, neither Safari nor Google Chrome can load GMail. Spinning Beachballs all around. The problem isn't GMail; Firefox loads GMail just fine. The problem ...
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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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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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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 ...
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What makes the address bar in IE turn green?

What aspect of a site's SSL certificate causes IE's address bar to turn green? I'm working on a site which already uses SSL successfully, but am interested to know if there are different levels of ...
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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.
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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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How do I access Gmail in lynx?

Client does not support https. That is all I am getting. I even tried the basic HTML link.
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Can you get a reply from a HTTPS site using the Ping command?

I tried using the ping command on a https page, but the message says that ping could not find the host. Is there some issue regarding ping and https?
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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 ...
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What is the correct cipher name for RC4 in Chrome?

I want to remove RC4 from Google Chrome and found the commandline option --cipher-suite-blacklist. However I wasn't able to figure out what the correct notation for RC4 is. Whatever I tried so far ...
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Manual HTTP(S) request

I am looking for a tool (possibly on Linux) that will allow me to make a manual HTTP or HTTPS request. By manual, I really mean it: I should be able to feed it a text file which looks like POST /foo ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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>? ...
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Do i really need to clear my browser cache after using a https site to protect the privacy of the pages i visited?

I've seen a number of online banking sites which, after logging out, have a message recommending that I clear my browser cache to ensure my private banking information remains secure. Is that really ...
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Why might a browser sometimes ask for confirmation when going to an HTTPS page?

When I click on a link to an HTTPS link, the browser will sometimes ask for confirmation or channel me though a form before it will allow me to se the page. Why would it do this? (This question ...
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How to add a self-signed certificate as an exception in Chrome?

I have a number of network devices that I access over HTTPS. However, they are self-signed certificates, so Chrome displays a warning page. In earlier versions of chrome, I seem to remember an "add ...
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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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Certificate error with Internet Explorer 9

one of my coworkers installed IE9 on their computer. They are now having trouble accessing some websites that once worked(and still work) in other browsers. One example is this page: ...
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“Cannot connect to the real Gmail.com”

Dunno what happened, but suddenly I cannot connect to Gmail from Chrome on this computer: Under "more" it says: What does this mean? gmail.com normally uses encryption (SSL) to protect ...
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What happened to the Https Lock in Firefox 4?

Previous versions of Firefox used to have a padlock icon in the address bar whenever you browsed to a HTTPS site. Since Firefox 4 it no longer seems to be there. What happened to it? Is there any way ...
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Prevent Internet Explorer from caching SSL client certificates

I use a particular HTTPS website, but I have to separate client certificates that I use to authenticate (sometimes I use one account, which requires certificate A and sometimes a different one, which ...
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Force web address to go through HTTPS

At my work, http://twitter.com is blocked, but https://twitter is not. Is there any way to have all programs/browsers access this URL using the HTTPS protocol instead of HTTP? This specifically ...
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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 ...
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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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Is gitosis or gitolite necessary to push changes via HTTP/HTTPS to remote git repository?

I have an apache2 server running a virtual host with HTTPS and basic authentication enabled. The virtual host serves GIT repositories via gitweb script. Authenticated users pull repositories from ...
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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?
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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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How to test that SNI is supported by given webbrowser?

I just want to test this: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Server_Name_Indication on different webbrowsers. (if it's working or not) I know I could Google HTTPS sites using the: ...
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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 ...
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Why does Chrome always redirect me to https://www.google.com

Whenever I enter "http://www.google.de" (or any other google domain) in the addressbar, it is automatically replaced by "https://www.google.de". This happens regardless of beeing logged in with my ...
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https over proxy safe from sniffing?

Apparently all the google ads in my gmail(https) are being filtered. I'm worried. So it means somehow the data pass through the company proxy and being filtered?
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How do I get to see an https certificate on a website that will not give its actual web pages by https but only files that don't display in the brow?

On a domain like truecrypt.org, you cannot see the actual website trough https, but when you download the signatures of their files or their pgp key, they will send it to you through https. However ...
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Log HTTP and HTTPS browser traffic, decrypting the latter

Is there a way that I can save all HTTP and HTTPS browser communications (including request, response, full headers and body) to files on my computer? The HTTPS communications must be saved ...
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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 ...
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Does Heartbleed Bug in OpenSSL affect ALL SSL certs

Does the Heartbleed Bug in OpenSSL affect ALL SSL certs, regardless of where I purchased or if I self-cert? For example, if I bought an SSL certificate from GoDaddy and set this up on my server ...
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How can I redirect HTTP requests to use HTTPS?

Is it possible to automatically redirect HTTP to HTTPS? Can I amend my host file in such a way that when I visit http://www.hsbc.co.uk it will redirect me to https://www.hsbc.co.uk? or is there ...
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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 ...
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Can cURL use a keyring for client certificates?

I'm using cURL to fetch from an HTTPS location, which requires a client certificate. I have my .curlrc set up to tell cURL where it is, but I don't want to leave my unencrypted private key just lying ...
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How difficult is it to crack HTTPS? [closed]

I'll be using a computer at a foreign country. Suppose the government is trying to figure out my password, would I be able to protect my password using HTTPS to log into GMail, or my company ...
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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 ...
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Strange issue with HTTPS URLs in Firefox 5

I have a very annoying problem with Firefox 5 (Windows): whenever I open a new tab and enter an HTTPS URL (like Twitter, Google Mail, ...), the page does not load and after a while I get the standard ...