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RE: SSL over http instead of https
From: "Depp, Dennis M." <deppdm () ornl gov>
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 20:42:14 -0400
What kind of authentication are the using. If they are using Windows integrated authentication, then the password is
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of winsoc
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 3:27 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: SSL over http instead of https
I recently reviewed a web hosting provider, and made the assumption that due
to them not having https that they were not running SSL on their login
screens- therefore exposing credentials in cleartext.
However after reviewing the packets it became apparent that when you entered
the credentials, there was in fact a ssl handshake and the data was in fact
encrypted via sslv3.
Is there any logical reasoning for this- it would appear they use a IIS
webserver for this purpose.