HTTPS interception in Nokia's mobile browser
Posted Jan 28, 2013 22:44 UTC (Mon) by anselm
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People condemning transparent https proxying also refuse to give another choice (because that would be 'unsecure') even while the other choice works everyday with smtps (an smtp relay is just a mail proxy under another name)
If you want mail that is end-to-end secure you need something along the lines of PGP or S/MIME, which happens in the MUA and amounts to HTTPS. The hop-by-hop »proxying« that SMTP servers do does nothing for message security because, even with SMTP-over-TLS (SMTPS is no longer a thing), while the traffic between the various servers may be encrypted the messages are processed and queued on the servers themselves in clear text.
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