Force https for pidgin.im website?
mark at kingant.net
Mon Apr 1 03:50:51 EDT 2013
How do people feel about redirecting from http to https for all URLs on
pidgin.im? We're currently doing this for developer.pidgin.im, mostly to
prevent session hijacking, I believe.
My reasons for wanting to do this are:
- Secure interactions with Mailman (subscribing, unsubscribing, admin login)
- Reduce the chances of a MITM sending altered content to a user. We
should endeavor to provide users links to https downloads of Pidgin to make
it harder for a MITM to distribute a trojan. There are of course still
many possible MITM avenues here, but closing this one is a small step
- We'll have to keep buying SSL certs. But we've been doing this anyway.
I think this will make it a more visible problem. We'll probably want to
be more vigilant about monitoring for expired certs. I added a certificate
reminder here, but that's not a great solution because anyone can cancel
it and I'm not sure I want to rely on some random free service that I
- Little bit slower to load, especially for users with high latency to our
server, (TLS negotiation requires more round trips).
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