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[ale] How secure is http basic authentication?

Hi Jim,

On 04/27/2013 09:46 AM, Jim Lynch wrote:
> Along the lines of the question about ssl email login.  If I go to a
> site, http not https, are my login credentials secure when using basic
> authentication?  I think I sniffed it once and didn't see plain text
> being passed, but that doesn't mean it's secure.

It's in the clear.  It's just not obvious because it is base64 encoded.