Commit f80b1719 authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers
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doc: Fix HTTPS encryption.

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<a id="exit_node"></a>
Tor exit nodes can eavesdrop on communications
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HTTPS Encryption
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<!--
Do you remember what we said earlier about end-to-end encryption and its
importance while using Tor?
Using HTTPS instead of HTTP encrypts your communication while browsing the web.
**FIXME** link to documentation about end-to-end encryption
-->
All the data exchanged between your browser and the server you are visiting are
encrypted. It prevents the
[[Tor exit node to eavesdrop on your communication|doc/about/warnings#exit_node]].
HTTPS also includes mechanisms to authenticate the server you are communicating
with. But those mechanisms can be flawed,
[[as explained on our warning page|about/warning#man-in-the-middle]].
For example, here is how the browser looks like when we try to log in an email
account at [lavabit.com](http://lavabit.com/), using their [webmail
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