My development team is considering implementing an eCommerce site using end-to-end SSL -- that is, every page on the site is accessed via an
https:// URL -- rather than the more traditional "mixed mode" where most pages are accessed via
http:// and only "secure" pages such as login and credit card entry are redirected to
Pros of doing such a "pure SSL" approach include avoidance of some session-hijacking attacks such as Firesheep; cons include performance considerations.
My question is: Is anyone aware of a list of eCommerce websites (especially USA-based sites), or even specific websites, that use this end-to-end SSL approach? I'm especially interested in "regular" eCommerce sites rather than banks or other "financial" sites.