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Questions tagged [https]

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 does my browser think that https://1.1.1.1 is secure?

When I visit https://1.1.1.1, any web browser I use considers the URL to be secure. This is what Google Chrome shows: Normally, when I try to visit an HTTPS site via its IP address, I get a security ...
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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 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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Firefox “Untrusted Connection” warnings when visiting reputable HTTPS sites when using child's account

When using Firefox on Windows, I see an "Untrusted Connection" warning when visiting any HTTPS site, including very reputable ones such as https://www.google.com and https://search.yahoo.com. The ...
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Force Chrome to try HTTPS instead of HTTP when possible?

Many websites offer both, HTTP and HTTPS, e.g., http://stackoverflow.com and https://stackoverflow.com Is there any way to force Chrome to try HTTPS first before HTTP when I only type stackoverflow....
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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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How can I get Firefox to prefer HTTPS over HTTP?

For example, I type superuser.com in the browser bar of Firefox, but it automatically goes to the HTTP site. I want the HTTPS site by default.
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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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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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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 I ...
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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 ...
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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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Nginx as forward proxy for HTTPS

While I was able to successfully configure nginx to proxy HTTP traffic (using this guide), all attempts to proxy HTTPS requests resulted in code 400 (Bad Request). Nginx debug logs weren't helpful at ...
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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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