Transport-level encryption with Tcpcrypt
Posted Aug 26, 2010 18:22 UTC (Thu) by Simetrical
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This is basically exactly what STS (formerly known as ForceTLS) does. For added effectiveness, browsers will likely precache STS headers for many major sites. Once this is done, there will be no reason to present scary warnings anymore for self-signed certs. Firefox has just implemented this: it's RESOLVED FIXED as of two days ago, so I guess it will be in the next Firefox 4 beta.
I still agree that the current behavior is way over the top. As this paper observes, a certificate error these days is a guarantee that the site is not malicious, since only a complete idiot of an attacker would try pulling off an attack via a page that raised a giant error . . .
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