Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

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Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

Hi,

Today I upgraded my IS 2012 to 2013. Online Safety without any addon is good improvement for browsers. I am currently using firefox with https everywhere addon.It automatically redirects to https pages if it is avalabile for the site I am trying to reach.

I noticed that if I disable that addon and try to search via google, Online Safety works fine and shows if the results safe or not. With https addon it automatically redirects ssl google page but online safety feature doesn't work while searching. Same issue with internet explorer.

 

Without SSL:

http://i.imgur.com/eeJoc.gif

 

With SSL:
http://i.imgur.com/xHhGG.gif


I think, It would be great to make Online Safety compatible with ssl pages.

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Executive Member

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

I hope they will not make a solution for this... This is no bug or someting else.

This is the main thing of a SSL connection. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security

 

My client make a secure connection to a sever and it´s not possible to "sniff" (monitors) the data´s in the conection because the server and the client got a certificate for this SSL Connection (Handshake connection)

 

If something or someone will "sniff" the connection, the programm has to fake the SSL certificate and this is not allowed.

 

This is also a reason why "NO" (i know one programm that fake the certificate... bad... very bad) Sercurity Solution can scan E-mails with a SSL connection!

 

The only thing what will happen.... you will see no green hook in the search results. Nothing more. If you click on a link, the Online Safety will block the "bad page"

 

I am really happy, that F-Secure stoped the Browser Plugin. This plugin has caused more problems than solved...

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Regular Member

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

I notice the same problem when I enter search terms into google search bar in firefox 15 (google forces a https search). Agree this should be fixed.

Regular Member

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

To add to my previous post ... Also, if I go to encrypted.google.com page to perform search, there are no ratings for the results.

Supporter

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

Hello,

I sent this problem to Beta Support, and this is the reply:

Hello,

Since we do not use an add-in in the browser any more, we cannot intercept HTTPS traffic. Our product operates on the network level when the network traffic is already encrypted when we have access to it. This is a drawback of not having the add-ins, but it started to be very difficult to implement a proper add-in to the current browsers.

Tapio

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For me this is not explanation, cause for example ESET which hasn't any addons scans HTTPS protocol, so why F-Secure couldn't do this?...
Aspirant

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

Agree.Maybe there is a way to scan after opening google I don't know but also I tested Bullguard IS 2 days ago and disabled its firefox addon and entered to ssl google and it showed if safe or not.

 

So, F-Secure can do it.

Supporter

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

Of course, that they can do it, but... possible that they do not want to work on this... 

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jon
Scholar

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

WOT (Web of Trust) add on seems to do the job ok. But I would still suggest to F-Secure that they get their built-in on-line safety system working with Firefox
Senior Advisor

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

browser addins had a lot of problems... They were buggy, were not fully compatible with next release browsers(and they update very often these days), not all browsers were supported(now every is), etc....

And, thus, they really don't want to make new addins because of all those problems...

Aspirant

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

After a month, still no solution from F-Secure

Executive Member

Re: Online Safety doesn't scan on https pages

I hope they will not make a solution for this... This is no bug or someting else.

This is the main thing of a SSL connection. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security

 

My client make a secure connection to a sever and it´s not possible to "sniff" (monitors) the data´s in the conection because the server and the client got a certificate for this SSL Connection (Handshake connection)

 

If something or someone will "sniff" the connection, the programm has to fake the SSL certificate and this is not allowed.

 

This is also a reason why "NO" (i know one programm that fake the certificate... bad... very bad) Sercurity Solution can scan E-mails with a SSL connection!

 

The only thing what will happen.... you will see no green hook in the search results. Nothing more. If you click on a link, the Online Safety will block the "bad page"

 

I am really happy, that F-Secure stoped the Browser Plugin. This plugin has caused more problems than solved...

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3 Licence of F-Secure Internet Security User
www.secure-forum.de - Informations about Security for Computer, Tablets and Smartphones

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