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HTTPS interception in Nokia's mobile browser

HTTPS interception in Nokia's mobile browser

Posted Jan 29, 2013 9:41 UTC (Tue) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454)
In reply to: HTTPS interception in Nokia's mobile browser by Cyberax
Parent article: HTTPS interception in Nokia's mobile browser

>> The air interface also benefits from more compact traffic (see why Nokia
>> or Opera set up their system, see why Google is working on SPDY now)
> Yup, and provider-level proxying doesn't do a squat in these cases.

Please explain why. Because there is zip technical differences between

website (badly optimized traffic)→ Akamai → smartphone and
website (badly optimized traffic)→ proxy → smartphone

> There is another choice - secure your damn endpoints

Anyone who pretends he is able to secure thousands of endpoints (especially end-user endpoints where the user will actively work against any securing to get the latest shiny stuff) is a damn liar. The best you can do is to try to secure them, and that includes securing their network accesses too (which is infinitely easier as there are less nodes to take care of, they don't have en-users connecting locally)

>> Besides: mail already works hop-to-hop.
> And interhop transport is definitely not proxied.

Do you realise how meaningless your sentence is? You can't have an intermediary without another hop


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HTTPS interception in Nokia's mobile browser

Posted Jan 29, 2013 17:21 UTC (Tue) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523) [Link]

>Please explain why. Because there is zip technical differences between
Then perhaps you should study networking? Nokia's browser (and Opera Mini) decompress traffic using specifically modified client. They do NOT need (or want) proxies on the provider level.

> Anyone who pretends he is able to secure thousands of endpoints (especially end-user endpoints where the user will actively work against any securing to get the latest shiny stuff) is a damn liar.
And anyone who presents an edge firewall as something except a window dressing is a fraudster.

HTTPS interception in Nokia's mobile browser

Posted Jan 29, 2013 18:42 UTC (Tue) by nim-nim (subscriber, #34454) [Link]

The 'specially modified client' just plugs into a proxy that compresses the traffic before hitting the air interface. As do all the spdy-capable proxies which are starting to hit the market. So what is your point exacly?


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