Passive Mixed Content

Impact: Low


When a user visits a page served over HTTPS, their connection with the web server is encrypted with TLS, protecting it from most sniffers and man-in-the-middle attacks. However, if the page includes content fetched using cleartext HTTP, it becomes a mixed content page. Such pages are only partially encrypted, leaving the unencrypted content vulnerable to sniffers and man-in-the-middle attackers. Passive content, such as images, audio, or videos, controls the appearance of the webpage and is often referred to as display content.


Ensure all resources are loaded using the HTTPS protocol to prevent mixed content issues and enhance overall security.


Last updated on May 13, 2024

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