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Re: Wikipedia goes https

From: Mischa Tuffield <mischa.tuffield@garlik.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 11:50:04 +0100
Cc: Henry Story <henry.story@gmail.com>, WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9BA036E0-4769-44E9-B864-80E478A399D3@garlik.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Hi All, 

Excuse the top-post!

As far as I am aware wikipedia has been doing https for a long time (see below). I have been using this awesome HTTPS-Everywhere plugin for a while now, and other people should too :)

https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere 

And my wikipedia urls have been redirecting to urls of the below form, fwiw: 

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Nature_%28journal%29 

Mischa

On 3 Oct 2011, at 19:58, Melvin Carvalho wrote:

> On 3 October 2011 20:49, Henry Story <henry.story@gmail.com> wrote:
>> An interesting article.
>> 
>>  http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/wikipedia_enables_https_for_privacy_in_browsing.php
>> 
>> Another reason is certainly to remove Firesheep type attacks, so that people who
>> are editing can't be faked.
> 
> nice!
> 
> Perhaps the ISP snooping is a bigger threat than firesheep?
> 
>> 
>> (And of course the real reason is preparation to the implementation of WebID, but shhh...)
>> 
>> 
>> Henry
>> 
>> Social Web Architect
>> http://bblfish.net/
>> 
>> 
> 

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