[tbb-bugs] #21321 [Applications/Tor Browser]: .onion HTTP is shown as non-secure in Tor Browser

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#21321: .onion HTTP is shown as non-secure in Tor Browser
 Reporter:  cypherpunks                          |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  task                                 |         Status:  new
 Priority:  High                                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Blocker                              |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ff52-esr, tbb-usability, ux-team,    |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201706                           |
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Replying to [comment:27 yawning]:
 > How is using a site over Tor through an exit, with a CA signed TLS cert
 any less secure than using an `onion` over HTTP.

 There's the risk of MiTM by the exit, or due to the flawed CA system
 itself - as happened in the past for Tor Project infrastructure with CA
 DigiNotar [1], in comparison with a 0 risk for a MiTM with onion services.

 [1] : https://blog.torproject.org/comment/12045

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/21321#comment:28>
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