Linked Questions

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Are URLs viewed during HTTPS transactions to one or more websites from a single IP distinguishable?

For example, say the following are HTTPS URLs to two websites by one IP over 5 mins: "A.com/1", "A.com/2", "A.com/3", "B.com/1", "B.com/2". Would monitoring of packets reveal: nothing, reveal only ...
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Is HTTPS URL in plain text at first connection? [duplicate]

Let’s say I have never connected to the site example.com. If this site is https and I write https://example.com/supersecretpage will the URL be sent in clear text since it's the first time I connect ...
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What parties have access to the *full* requested URL of a website accessed via the HTTPS protocol? [duplicate]

What parties have access to the full requested URL of a website accessed via the HTTPS protocol? Here are some possibilities I can think of, and there could be more: local device accessing the ...
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When using HTTPS, which part of domain is revealed to ISP? [duplicate]

Let's say you are visiting https://57vdyr6tyuibgyoihp.blogspot.com. Does the ISP only see the blogspot.com part, or the entire 57vdyr6tyuibgyoihp.blogspot.com?
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privacy - Which parts of URL is protected by HTTPS? [duplicate]

Assuming the website I visit uses HTTPS, which parts of the URL is protected from the eyes of my ISP? eg; https://subdomain.domain.com/path/file.php?param=value I know that domain.com (and probably ...
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Does HTTPS encrypt visited URL? [duplicate]

Perhaps I am misunderstanding the way in which HTTP over SSL works, but I was interested in whether the addresses visited by a browser via HTTPS are themselves encrypted? This is not only in terms of ...
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Is a long, random string in a URL considered adequate protection from unauthorised access? [duplicate]

I have recently had to submit a number of confidential PDF documents to a website. These documents contain more than enough information to use in identity theft, and I can conceive how others using ...
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DO my ISP know what I downloaded from Alldebrid / Real-Debrid over HTTPS? [duplicate]

I want to download some files from Alldebrid & Realdebrid Servers. Obviously these have https protocol for accessing & downloading files. I dont use VPN. Do my ISP know what sort of material/...
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Why does not Google switch to POST method for queries? [duplicate]

With ISPs getting license to record and sell customer's traffic data, why doesn't Google switch to POST method for search queries to provide better security to the users, while HTTPS is already used?
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Can my company see what HTTPS sites I went to?

At work my company uses internet monitoring software (Websense). I know if I visit a https ssl-encrypted site (such as https://secure.example.com) they can't see what I'm doing on the site since all ...
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Does a VPN hide what URLs I visit?

It's clear that someone listening on a network could still find out what website I visit over HTTPS (as discussed here) but what about when surfing in a VPN? What exactly can the underlying network (...
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Is it possible to sniff HTTPS URLs? [duplicate]

From many posts, I know that almost everything in HTTPS or SSL connections is encrypted. Still, I am wondering, if it is possible to get the URLs out of such a connection if the computer that opens ...
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sslstrip vs. privoxy redirect rule on clients

I watched this video: http://www.securitytube.net/video/193 Now I'm thinking about an example. Suppose I have a privoxy proxy on my PC: user.action file (just part of it): { +redirect{s@http://@...
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Cipher used for request data encryption used by browser

Please note that this is not about how SSL communication happens between browser (I researched and understood it) and client but other aspects. Using Digicert's SSL mechanism explanation I have ...
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Are the GET values also encrypted/secured by SSL?

For example we submit a form on the following site: https://example.com (SSL Encrypted) Then the form is submitted as GET method, so it becomes like this: https://example.com/form_action.php?user=...

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