Why is monero website using https but when you click to download the command line wallet you get a warning from the browser that the site is not safe? You end up having to click through warnings to get to the downloads?

Also, how do I verify that my download is the correct one and hasn't been messed with?



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    Seems to be https here, along with the download link. Sure you have the right website? getmonero.org/downloads? To check, verify the hashes. THe one from the site and one of the actually download.
    – Dave
    Commented Jan 27, 2021 at 14:51

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https://www.getmonero.org/downloads/ uses HTTPS. The links on that page going to the actual downloads appear to be HTTPS as well. If there is one or several which is/are not, post the actual links as well as where they appear.

The site uses HSTS:

Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=15552000; includeSubDomains; preload

So your browser should not access it via HTTP if it's already accessed it and spotted the HSTS header.

You might be using the wrong website, such as monero.org, a well known squatter.

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