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mapletree
Grafter
Posts: 644
Registered: 28-07-2007

Plusnet portal login

Hi,

I wish the plusnet portal had the option to always login via the secure version (https). It is a risk to have your password transmitted in plain text, especially if you are away from home.

I know the secure version exists because you can edit the address bar but the portal keeps taking you back to the unsecure version (e.g. for entering your webmail usernames/passwords).
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csogilvie
Grafter
Posts: 5,852
Registered: 04-04-2007

Plusnet portal login

IIRC, the fact the initial page is HTTP doesn't matter - it's the TARGET of the information that matters, which for the Webmail page is https:// and is the same for the portal login.
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Plusnet portal login

Yep, the portal & webmail logins are secure even if the page with form on isn't - just had a look with Ethereal to make sure Wink

So this is already happening.

What we need is secure passwords which is another topic altogether.
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,877
Thanks: 1
Registered: 05-04-2007

Plusnet portal login

Add your support here: http://portal.plus.net/central/forums/viewtopic.php?t=33226 ;-)

Which reminds me; my sigs about due a revamp...
mapletree
Grafter
Posts: 644
Registered: 28-07-2007

Plusnet portal login

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IIRC, the fact the initial page is HTTP doesn't matter - it's the TARGET of the information that matters, which for the Webmail page is https:// and is the same for the portal login.


How can I check this from Firefox?

TIA.
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Plusnet portal login

Right click -> view source and look at the form's action tag...

Or alternatively do what I did and use Ethereal to sniff the packets leaving your PC - you'll notice that the portal page itself comes via http but the login exchange is done using https.
csogilvie
Grafter
Posts: 5,852
Registered: 04-04-2007

Plusnet portal login

Right Click, View Page Info, Forms tab.
mapletree
Grafter
Posts: 644
Registered: 28-07-2007

Plusnet portal login

Thanks