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Correct, the actual HTML page is not cached but it does deposit a cookie from Verisign on the local machine, as well as an executable from Verisign called outjs.exe, which I assume is used in the process of creating or checking the client key used in the secure transaction. Do you know what this is used for?

Also, the other files cached are JS files and CSS files. Once logging into a site, there are no cached HTML pages on my local machine.

But, this is what I questioned earlier and am not certain of the answer, what occurs in an environment where there is a proxy server between the client and end server? It is my understanding that when connecting to an HTTPS site, the proxy simply opens a connection but does not retrieve/store any of the data in the transaction but I am not sure. I don't know enough in this arena to know if it is truly secure from the proxy server or not.

Are you a closet hacker? :)


Not a closet hacker - I'm out of the closet ;).

Although I know a bit about html coding, caching, asp and a few other web necessities (in designing) I am not a "professional web designer".

I know enough to know what is and isn't safe in certain environments. And enough to know that nothing is safe to extremely knowledgable web hackers. Additionally, a hacker at that level will not be using the local library computers.

I do know a "professional" hacker (works for a corporation and does it legally) and have been let in on "some" knowledge.

C.

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