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    How to ensure that I have SSL enabled for Internet authentications?

    I read How a packet sniffer reveals local net traffic in this weeks newsletter and it mentions:
    its so important to ensure that you have SSL enabled for your Internet authentications.

    How do I ensure that I have SSL enabled for my Internet authentications?

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    It's browser dependent, this is my default settings in Pale Moon for example...

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    It's not up to you, really. A website needs to have a SSL certificate installed and must be configured to use a secure connection, when you authenticate. Nothing you can do can overcome the lack of a SSL certificate on a website.

    For example, WSL doesn't support SSL, so there is no way you can make sure SSL is enabled, because it won't be. What you should do is not buy anything or engage in any financial transactions on sites that do not have SSL enabled.
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    It's worth reading this topic for more information on checking the security of 'secure' sites and the authentication they use.

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    The best defense is a VPN. It is typically thought of in terms of a public wifi network, but it can be of use anywhere. The VPN prevents anyone you can see from watching what you do and it works computer wide, not just for one website or even just your web browser. Sometimes you need protection from an ISP too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    .... WSL doesn't support SSL, so there is no way you can make sure SSL is enabled, because it won't be. What you should do is not buy anything or engage in any financial transactions on sites that do not have SSL enabled.
    How about log in? WSL's Sign In page ostensibly supports SSL but it is broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascist Nation View Post
    How about log in? WSL's Sign In page ostensibly supports SSL but it is broken.
    I never saw anything that indicates that the Lounge login page suppports SSL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fascist Nation View Post
    How about log in? WSL's Sign In page ostensibly supports SSL but it is broken.
    The Windows Secrets Subscriber login uses SSL, but the Lounge does not...

    https://windowssecrets.com/subscription-preferences/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmptrgy View Post
    I read How a packet sniffer reveals local net traffic in this weeks newsletter and it mentions:
    “it’s so important to ensure that you have SSL enabled for your Internet authentications.”

    How do I ensure that I have SSL enabled for my Internet authentications?
    DigiCert has a good article that explains what SSL is and how it works...

    https://www.digicert.com/ssl.htm

    DigiCert is a CA (Certificate Authority) and is a provider of SSL certificates (as well as code signing and document signing certificates).
    Last edited by jwoods; 2015-06-01 at 02:55.

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