[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:  closed
 Priority:  High                                 |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Blocker                              |     Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:  ff52-esr, tbb-7.0-issues, tbb-       |  Actual Points:
  usability, ux-team, tbb-7.0-frequent,          |
  TorBrowserTeam201708R, GeorgKoppen201708       |
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Replying to [comment:29 yawning]:
 > Replying to [comment:28 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.
 > HSTS is a thing.

 It's not HSTS that should be spoken about but HPKP. And FYI Google is
 abandroning HPKP: theregister.co.uk/2017/10/30/google_hpkp

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/21321#comment:55>
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