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  1. Oliver
    Oliver at |

    I’d rephrase “And pages loaded via a secured protocol (HTTPS) won’t be altered at all between the server and the end-user” somewhat: even if they wanted to, they cannot look into and change the SSL traffic, so they cannot modify/”enhance” the pages.

    It seems pretty clear where that “Flying Adapter” is likely going to be used for. Today they show you weather and flight info. Tomorrow… “useful” ads.

    1. Seth
      Seth at |

      Saying they cannot do it is slightly disputable, Oliver. It depends on whether they wanted to play the man-in-the-middle attack game or not. I wouldn’t ever expect any legitimate company to do that but I figured it was worth noting that they aren’t.

      As for the space becoming a platform for advertising, that wouldn’t surprise me. It also wouldn’t disappoint me if that meant the product was free. If I’m paying for it I’d be less welcoming of the ads.

  2. SANdyFlyer
    SANdyFlyer at |

    A man-in-the-middle attack over HTTPS would be very difficult because they would not be able to provide a valid SSL certificate. Even if they were able to hijack the public key, un-encrypt, inject additional code, and re-encrypt, your web-browser would be throwing up major warnings over the lack of authentication from a certification authority.