Posted 10 December 2011 - 12:05 PM
I recently tried to have Yahoo establish a full-time SSL connection to its webmail by manually adding the 's' in the URL after logging in. Instead of getting the usual error message my Yahoo mail (Inbox) did load and displayed "https" in the address. But I was warned (by both Opera 11 and FF 6) that the certificate was 'untrusted.' Opera's message went so far as to say that the connection was nonsecure. (Was that a guess on Opera's part based on the 'untrusted' certificate information ?)
Anyway, I'm wondering (and I'm still something of a beginner here): Is the connection secure ? How can I find out other than by relying on the certificate information ? Is there a way to know whether the connection is any better that the regular http connection Yahoo has after log in ?
Thanks for any comments !