Should Article Hotlink Images be HTTP or HTTPS?

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Greetings, GSA pplz.

I am planning to re-deploy the image libraries I was using to accompany GSA article-type posts calling for them.

I've been using HTTP. I now wonder if there are any article sites that this may cause an issue with, as the link is inserted as HTML and not through the targets' interface, and if the page is HTTPS, this may cause issues.

Any knowledge?  Thanks, GSA community members.

Comments

  • SvenSven www.GSA-Online.de
    You should if not must use https on all links/resources from your website. Else you are leaking information on whats shown on the webpage to others sniffing your communication.
    Imagine someone spy's on you and only once in a while sees an uncrypted request you make. He will clearly see on what URL you are on based on the content you load uncrypted.
    But if everything is crypted, he simply doesn't know.
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