25 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Silk

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On igvita.com almost 2 years ago.
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…especially useful on mobile device. In fact, this is precisely how Amazon's Silk browser operates: single SPDY connection to an AWS proxy!

If your browser needs to fetch an HTTP resource, it uses the same SPDY connection, but in its SPDY frame it allocates a new "Stream ID", which indicates to the proxy that this is an independent request. The proxy can then fetch the HTTP resource on your behalf and stream it back over SPDY. Best of all, this same workflow …

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By Ilya Grigorik of igvita.com over 2 years ago.
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…been using similar approaches to "optimize" the browsing experience for some time. However, Silk's announcement immediately generated a slew of security outcries : doesn't this mean that Amazon is now effectively a man in the middle ( MITM) for all of our sessions, including SSL? Is this all just a big data mining ploy, or worse?

Turns out, the answer is: none of the above. Amazon does not route SSL traffic through their SPDY proxies, …

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On igvita.com over 2 years ago.
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…been using similar approaches to "optimize" the browsing experience for some time. However, Silk's announcement immediately generated a slew of security outcries : doesn't this mean that Amazon is now effectively a man in the middle ( MITM) for all of our sessions, including SSL? Is this all just a big data mining ploy, or worse?

Turns out, the answer is: none of the above. Amazon does not route SSL traffic through their SPDY proxies, …

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