Opened 12 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#679 closed enhancement (implemented)

suppress non-SSL warning for sending to .onion sites

Reported by: keb Owned by:
Priority: Very Low Milestone:
Component: Applications/Torbutton Version: 1.1
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Cc: keb, arma, mikeperry, saint Actual Points:
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Description (last modified by saint)

It is better that the hidden web servers do not use SSL.
(https://wiki.torproject.org/noreply/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#HttpsHiddenService)

However, Firefox warns users when sending information to an unencrypted site (if the option is on)
and warns when switching from encrypted to unencrypted.
Since connections to hidden services are always encrypted by the Tor network,
but Firefox does not know about this, perhaps Torbutton could suppress the warnings.

This would prevent a decrease in user confidence regarding use of hidden services.

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Screenshot-2.png (75.4 KB) - added by keb 9 years ago.
illustration of warning still valid with torbutton 1.2.5. link referenced above is now at https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TheOnionRouter/TorFAQ#WhyisitbettertoprovideahiddenserviceWebsitewithHTTPratherthanHTTPSaccess

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Change History (2)

Changed 9 years ago by keb

Attachment: Screenshot-2.png added

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by saint

Cc: saint added
Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: Noneimplemented
Status: newclosed

This warning is suppressed by default on new versions of the Tor Browser. Closing.

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