When comparing an HTTP GET to an HTTP POST, what are the differences from a security perspective? Is one of the choices inherently more secure than the other? If so, why?
I realize that POST doesn't expose information on the URL, but is there any real value in that or is it just security through obscurity? Is there ever a reason that I should prefer POST when security is a concern?
Over HTTPS, POST data is encoded, but could URLs be sniffed by a 3rd party? Additionally, I am dealing with JSP; when using JSP or a similar framework, would it be fair to say the best practice is to avoid placing sensitive data in the POST or GET altogether and using server side code to handle sensitive information instead?