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CrowdGrader via HTTPS: Secure Your Connection

posted Mar 16, 2014, 7:50 PM by Luca de Alfaro   [ updated Mar 16, 2014, 7:55 PM ]

In a continuing effort to make the use of CrowdGrader as secure as possible, and to better protect your data, we are now making CrowdGrader accessible over https.
We encourage everybody to access CrowdGrader over HTTPS, rather than HTTP, to protect your data and your identity.  The benefits of HTTPS are:
  • Your data is protected.  Homework solutions and reviews are transmitted encrypted to CrowdGrader, secure from prying eyes.
  • Nobody can impersonate you and steal your access credentials. When you access CrowdGrader, you authenticate to the website via a cookie.  If you connect over an insecure network (such as an open WiFi access point, not protected by password), other people over the same network can steal your cookie and impersonate you By connecting to CrowdGrader over HTTP, your communication is encrypted, and nobody can steal your cookie.
For the being, we are still allowing unencrypted connections over HTTP, but we are considering making the use of HTTPS compulsory.  
CrowdGrader prides itself in offering top security and top reliability to its users.