(Un)secured networks - website privacy

April 14, 2010 at 20:36:25
Specs: Windows XP
Can a website know if I'm on a secured or unsecured network? I know they can get my ip. I don't think there's any more information along those lines they can get. Would they be able to tell my location, as something more specific than the ISP's city, such as, say, a coffee shop or Barnes and Noble?

Also, is an unsecured network less secure than a secured network, if I'm on a secure site (https)? I know it's encrypted both ways.


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#1
April 14, 2010 at 20:42:55
Where did you get this message?
I guess this message came from your browser, did it?

One can track back your location up to you provider, not further.

The initial requester should always write the last response !!!


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#2
April 14, 2010 at 21:09:49
Thanks for the info about a website only being able to track to the ISP.

I didn't get any message from my browser. I'm asking because of some sensitive info exchanged through a java applet on an https site. The other party asks that I use a secure network. I'm wondering if there's any reason for that or if it's a ridiculous request.

I'm still wondering if there's any way a website would know if I'm on a secured or unsecured network, and whether an unsecured network is less secure than a secure network for https sites.


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#3
April 14, 2010 at 21:19:14
May I ask you, what website it is?

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#4
April 14, 2010 at 21:33:54
Sorry--confidential and probably irrelevant.

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#5
April 14, 2010 at 21:58:59
Ok, no problem.
But they can't figure out, whether you are on a secure or unsecure network.

And what exactly is the definition of a secure network? Where did it start to be secure and where did it end?

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#6
April 14, 2010 at 22:20:40
Thanks! By a secure network I just mean one protected by a password, like a WEP.

Question status: Everything's answered except... Also, is an unsecured network less secure than a secured network, if I'm on a secure site (https)?


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#7
April 14, 2010 at 23:39:13
HTTPS is as secure, as it could be.

See this on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypert...

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#8
April 15, 2010 at 00:16:57
The term secured network only relates to a wireless network secured by WEP of WPA. The only way anyone can discover if your network is secured is when they try to connect to your router by wireless. WEP and WPA has no relevance except on a wireless network and that means a Local Area Network, not the Internet.

HPPS only secures the link between your computer the the server. It doesn't make a secure network. Wireless security has nothing to do with it.

A secured network is one that you need a password to connect to. The only password you need to connect to the Internet is the one provided by your ISP.

Stuart


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#9
April 16, 2010 at 11:30:14
Thanks everyone!

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