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Would this mean that I could potentially be susceptible to a man in the middle attack? Would the browser need to cache this information again?

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Yes and yes, assuming you initially try to access the site through HTTP. If you initially try to access the site through HTTPS, it will automatically and immediately re-establish HSTS.

  • Could you elaborate on the use of initially? – PeanutsMonkey Sep 29 '11 at 18:36
  • By "initially", I mean your first access to the site after having cleared things. It can either by clicking on a link on another web page, a bookmark, or entering the site name in the URL bar manually. – David Schwartz Sep 30 '11 at 0:15

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