Category: CommunityCommunity tagged "https"

Many in the security, web hosting, and web development communities are in favor of implementing SSL encryption on as many sites as possible. Even for sites that at first glance don’t have any strong reason to encrypt data or validate their identity, there are advantages to implementing SSL: it promotes user trust, it helps — […]

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Dec 1, 2015, 4:59 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Most system administrators, site owners, and hosting companies recognize the benefits of HTTPS. For many types of sites, SSL encryption is necessary — particularly for eCommerce stores and sites that deal with sensitive data. For others, it’s optional; it might be nice if your favorite blog was encrypted, but it hardly seems vital.

Jul 29, 2015, 2:07 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

In the wake of the Mozilla Foundation’s announcement that it intends to “phase out non-secure HTTP,” reactions have run the gamut from full-throated praise to contempt. One article in particular caught my interest. Ben Klemens, writing on Medium, focuses on the human impact of the phasing out of HTTP. Klemens argument revolves around the assertion […]

May 20, 2015, 2:28 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments


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