TLS Certificate for Forums

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Prime_Evil
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TLS Certificate for Forums

Postby Prime_Evil » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:18 am

It looks like the SSL / TLS certificate for the Mongoose forums expired back expired back on 4/18/2019. This is a potential security risk since usernames and passwords are being transmitted in cleartext. Fortunately, this is a different certificate to the one used by the web store (which expires on 2 November 2019), but I'm willing to bet that a lot of people use the same credentials for both. Are there plans to update the forum certificate and put in a rewrite rule to redirect insecure HTTP connections to HTTPS?
Moppy

Re: TLS Certificate for Forums

Postby Moppy » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:49 pm

I'm sure password reuse is not limited to the Mongoose sites. The user may have the same password for everyone else's store, and Paypal too.

An http login is a problem for the whole internet, as a leak affects the security of that user on another company's site, and the user will naturally blame that site even though the leak came from elsewhere.

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