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May
14
comment Does a TLS-connection to a proxy-server encrypt the destination url's?
+1. Thanks.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
May
14
comment Does an HTTPS proxy encrypt traffic between proxy client and server for HTTP requests?
+1 for a clear answer. Though, one point: When using an HTTPS proxy (not SOCKS) will the browser do the DNS lookup through its ISP, or will it delegate that to the proxy? If it does it through the ISP then if the goal of the attackers is to guess the identity of the sites that you are talking to - even an HTTPS proxy won't help.
May
14
comment Does a TLS-connection to a proxy-server encrypt the destination url's?
@SteffenUllrich a) Thanks. b) According to this answer it does. (See "Supported in FF 33+" on that answer.) (I haven't used a proxy yet. This is a preliminary question.) c) If you don't add the @ispiro before your comment, I don't get notified of it.
May
14
comment Does a TLS-connection to a proxy-server encrypt the destination url's?
I've edited the question to make it clear that I'm asking about a case where the connection to the proxy is secure.
May
14
comment Does a TLS-connection to a proxy-server encrypt the destination url's?
It looks like you're answering about a regular TLS connection. That's not my question. I'm asking about when browsing is done through a proxy-server.
May
14
comment Does a TLS-connection to a proxy-server encrypt the destination url's?
ISP at least would know the target IP address, because this is needed to route your data to the target - I don't understand. Are you referring to the proxy's IP? If not - why would the ISP need to know the IP?
Dec
23
comment How safe are encrypted files error-wise?
Thanks for the link. That's very interesting reading.
Dec
23
comment How safe are encrypted files error-wise?
Thanks. Modern computing hardware is so robust ... - Any statistics on this? (1 bit in 100GB might break a disk image.)
Nov
23
comment Add certificate authority to one browser only
I've now found this answer on this site saying that Firefox does indeed have a separate list. That implies that it would be fine if installing on Firefox. (As mentioned in an answer here.) I would, still, prefer a confirmation that FF won't add it to the computer's list, if such a source exists.
Nov
23
comment Add certificate authority to one browser only
Thanks. Any source for that?
Nov
23
comment Add certificate authority to one browser only
@munkeyoto Thanks. But what's mentioned there seems to be exactly what I'm trying to avoid. - from that page: Install Your Client Root Certificate Authority on the ... Machines
Jun
18
comment When downloading from an https web page - will the download also use ssl?
If it's a trial software then forget it, who cares. - What do you mean? What if someone replaces it with a virus infected version in transit?
Jun
18
comment When downloading from an https web page - will the download also use ssl?
Thanks again. To anyone looking here - In Firefox - I found that in the download manager - right click on the download manager, and "copy download link".
Jun
18
comment When downloading from an https web page - will the download also use ssl?
+1. Thank you very much. So from your answer I understand that if there's a hash known, or if the file is signed - we have a solution. If not - we're out of luck. Correct?
Jun
17
comment How does Network Discovery OFF protect my computer?
You're right. That's actually what I was trying to ask. Edited now. In fact - I was trying to find out what exactly does this setting do under the hood but have come up empty handed so far.
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
OK. I see you edited your comment. You can ignore my comment about redundancy.
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
By the way - an OP is not notified of comments to answers. So I get notified only if you add the "@ispiro".
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
@TildalWave Yes, I know. I meant: Doesn't making a network public simply turn off those sharing options? (- making it redundant in my case because they're all off anyway)
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
I have all options in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings off. Do I really still need to make it a public network? (I actually have all my networks public anyway. Just to be on the safe side. But still wondering.)
Jan
9
comment “Safe” public WiFi
As far as I know - a VPN will have absolutely no security against the threats I am asking about.