6 years ago
https is pretty much standard these days.
Only the oldest and often most unused websites still have non-SSL logins. Its simply common sense to not have login information sent in plain text. AND on a developer,computer user active website to not have SSL login's, its a oversight clear and simple.
The Community comments and idea sections do not allow the embedding of active links, hence I pointed the readers back to the Mint Forum on the original forum posting urging the addition of SSL which contains the active user links for the browser add-ons as well as several additional very useful Internet Free Tools. Again the link to that forum article with active links to the browser addons and tools is here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=136328
I think the vast majority here don't view wanting SSL to encrypt their login information as paranoid, but common sense which all newer websites, developers and managers should certainly deploy.
Those that want to continue logging in by sending plain text of their password/username can certainly do so via the present http: login, while those that do not could switch over to https:
Mint does not provide browser plug ins.
Maybe it's a little Paranoid. But certainly it is a good idea !!!! I Promote this Idea.
Not all of are so paranoid.