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Flash cookie and man-in-the-middle

I am using the Scala Play web framework. In it, there is a PLAY_FLASH cookie used to flash messages to the user (it's a cookie so it will still work after several redirects). I put HTML in the cookie ...
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How is HTTP converted to HTTPS when no HSTS is present?

Suppose you have a website http://example.com Now, you also have an SSL certificate, which means users can access the site securely using https://example.com But if I just write http://example.com ...
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Is https safe enough as of now?

Because of my job I keep traveling around Europe, which means I keep connecting to all kinds of public wireless. In principle I could use a VPN and that should be always safe (is this statement right?...
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How to prevent attacks before HSTS is established for the first time? [closed]

What is the best way to accomplish this and prevent attacks like SSL Strip?
Phoenix Logan's user avatar
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Redirection HTTP to HTTPS, can I prevent giving away the URL?

Yes, yet another question on HTTP to HTTPS redirection. But this one talks about a quite quirky situation. This is a follow up question on Security of an initial redirection from http://example.com ...
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Solution to User Initial HTTP Requests Unencrypted Despite HTTPS Redirection?

It is my understanding that requests from a client browser to a webserver will initially follow the specified protocol e.g, HTTPS, and default to HTTP if not specified (Firefox Tested). On the server ...
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