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[ale] How secure is http basic authentication?

Startcom StartSSL offers free basic certs.  Domain verified only.  But you
still have to run a VPS or a host willing to let you install your own
certs.  (Since SNI is not widely deployed, deploying SSL usually requires
its own IP.)

On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Ron Frazier (ALE) <
atllinuxenthinfo at techstarship.com> wrote:

> Hi Jim,
> You could try DigiCert for your certificates.  Steve Gibson likes them and
> has talked about them on his Security Now podcast.  He says they have good
> pricing.  You can find transcripts of where he's talked about them by
> googling this:
> digicert site:grc.com
> I don't have any personal info on it.  Just relaying the data.
> Sincerely,
> Ron
> On 4/27/2013 10:05 AM, Jim Lynch wrote:
>> On 04/27/2013 09:54 AM, Phil Turmel wrote:
>>> It's in the clear.  It's just not obvious because it is base64 encoded.
>>> Phil
>> OK so that means I shouldn't use it without an ssl connection.  That
>> pretty much rules out using it with any of my hosted accounts since they
>> don't do ssl without too much money for a cert.  Fortunately I only have
>> one of those left.  I'm slowly replacing my hosted accounts with VPS.
>> Thanks,
>> Jim.
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