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May 07, 2011, 10:17:20 AM

As this site does revolve a lot around trust (even more than normal FOSS projects), I think it would be good if it

  • Used a real, non self-signed certificate. These can be very inexpensive these days.
  • Defaulted to HTTPS. When entering through http://,  automatically redirect to https://.
  • Used secure (https-only) cookies. So if you accidentally type http://, your cookies wont go over the clear and your session can be hijacked.

Hey, Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, we need to show we have the right stance on security/privacy and don't see it as a low-priority issue Smiley

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May 07, 2011, 10:29:16 AM

Just wanted to provide a link to prior discussion regarding the SSL:

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