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https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1617535

Title:
  geoip.ubuntu.com does not utilize HTTPS

Status in ubuntu-geoip package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in ubuntu-geoip source package in Trusty:
  Triaged
Status in ubuntu-geoip source package in Xenial:
  Triaged
Status in ubuntu-geoip source package in Artful:
  Triaged

Bug description:
  Impact
  ------
  It's better to use https where we can. There were concerns about location 
leakage for users using a proxy (such as Tor).

  Test Case
  ---------

  Regression Potential
  --------------------
  As long as Canonical maintains https://geoip.ubuntu.com, things should be 
fine here. Minimal fix.

  
  Original Bug Report
  -------------------
  geoip.ubuntu.com does not utilize HTTPS and leaks unencrypted over HTTP. This 
can potentially be utilized by nation state adversaries to compromise user 
privacy. This service is called multiple times per day by the OS in order to 
track users.

  $ nc -zv geoip.ubuntu.com 80
  Connection to geoip.ubuntu.com 80 port [tcp/http] succeeded!

  $ nc -zv -w 3 geoip.ubuntu.com 443
  nc: connect to geoip.ubuntu.com port 443 (tcp) timed out

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