Southwest Airlines captive portal

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 23:40:40 UTC 2016


On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 3:26 PM, Frank Bulk <frnkblk at iname.com> wrote:

> Anyone from Southwest Airlines on this list?
>
> On a recent flight I discovered I couldn't complete payment through PayPal
> because my web browsers properly noticed that the Southwest Airlines SSL
> certificate that the captive portal was giving for PayPal didn't match up.
> =)  I had to create an exception for PayPal just to complete payment.
>
>
Perhaps not a captive portal but a TLS accelerator that is sometimes used
in satellite connections, that does act as MITM like corporate security
products but with a performance focus.

Since many commonly used web properties are moving to HSTS + HPKP + CT it
will become increasingly difficult to balance performance and security in
high latency connections, but when it comes to a payment gateway, that
airline should probably turn off acceleration for paypal.com and 3-D Secure
bank pages.


Rubens


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