I was wondering, why does Escargot force HTTPS when the original doesn’t enforce it, and specifically, why on earth does it enforce TLS 1.0 with cipher suites only supported by the schannel.dll and crypt32.dll in Vista/XP with KB4019276 + IE8 updates?
This makes it impossible to connect to Escargot without at least XP and POSReady hack and those particular updates + registry manipulations, meaning OSes like 2K, ME and 98SE are left out (I guess)…
I can’t connect to Escargot on XP. “Upgrading my OS” is not an option because this is a netbook, and any other OS will run terrible on it (trust me I tried with W7: laggy piece of shit on anything except XP/Debian and a battery waste on the latter)
I get it’s for ‘security’ (when in reality it’s also been forced about to obsoletise old hardware, the NSA et al can still bypass this stuff most likely and anyone stealing credentials this way on small websites are just sad nolifes) but honestly, there’s a lot of complaints about XP not working and it seems a lot of it is because of the HTTPS enforcement.
Maybe provide both HTTP and HTTPS connection and allow for downloads to two patched versions (one for HTTP, one for HTTPS) would resolve a lot of the connection problems XP/even older OS users have had…
Thanks for any response.