[thelist] SSL/https question from non-techie

CV cervantes_vive at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 24 22:33:00 CDT 2002

As long as the information is posted via https, then
it is secure. Look at the source of the form. if the
action is to post it via https then it will be
transmitted securely.


--- Tara Cleveland <tara at taracleveland.com> wrote:
> Hi all you security-type people,
> I have a question that is mostly out of curiosity...
> I was under the impression that a form had to be SSL
> (with the lock and
> https) in order to be properly secure. On my ISPs
> "secure" customer care
> site they've got a form on a regular http page where
> you fill out your
> username and password. The form *is* sent to an
> https page after you hit
> submit. But wouldn't my username and password be
> sent non-securely (is that
> a word?) from my machine to that https page? They
> claim it's secure, but
> I've always been told that the info has to be sent
> from a secure page.
> Just wondering...
> Tara
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