Fwd: [Cryptography] Shaming sites that send sensitive information over HTTP

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at cs.auckland.ac.nz
Fri Sep 19 15:58:25 PDT 2014

grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> forwarded:

>My favorite:  The NSA's web site *redirects HTTPS to HTTP*.  Some kind of
>back-handed acknowledgement of what they do?

My guess is that it's politically-motivated, if you're the NSA would you want
to buy your certs from a commercial CA, and if you're a commercial CA would
you want to be known as the supplier of trusted certs to the NSA?


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