HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is a secure version of the HTTP protocol that uses the SSL/TLS protocol for encryption and authentication. HTTPS is specified by RFC 2818 (May 2000) and uses port 443 by default instead of HTTP’s port 80. An HTTPS URL begins with https:// instead of http://. Modern web browsers also indicate » Continue Reading.
In recent years we have seen the Web and the assortment of industries that drive it (i.e. browsers, search engines, etc.) starting to take user security more seriously. Chrome is now warning users against HTTP websites with more browsers ready to follow, while Google Search » Continue Reading.
Now more than ever it’s time to move to HTTPS – not just because it’s the secure “cool” thing to do, but because it’s also becoming the standard rather than an afterthought. Scans and crawls in the last six months show HTTPS is growing by leaps » Continue Reading.
With a thoughtful, yet decided, hand Google is ushering in a new age of secure Internet communications. Starting this month with the release of Chrome 56, Google will label websites without a properly installed digital certificate as “Not Secure”. Initially, only websites that accept passwords » Continue Reading.
Browser Mixed-Content Warnings Why Am I Seeing This Warning? Mixed Passive Content Mixed Active Content Fixing Mixed Content Warning Browser Mixed-Content Warnings Visitors to sites protected by SSL expect (and deserve) seamless protection. When a site doesn’t fully protect all content, a browser will display » Continue Reading.
House of Cards a Solid Foundation for Netflix Netflix HTTPS Coming Soon Prices for Netflix stock have been going up because the company is doing so well, especially with the coveted 18 to 34 year old demographic. With original programming like House of Cards, Orange » Continue Reading.
U.S. CIO Wants to Secure all Federal .gov Websites with SSL In an effort to secure websites, the Obama administration has proposed that as many federal websites as possible start using SSL. While using HTTPS is going to cost taxpayers more money, according to the White House » Continue Reading.
How to Stay Safe When Using Free WiFi at Starbucks Yes, having a nice cup of coffee at Starbucks while checking your email, Facebook or another website is nice, but are you really safe when using free WiFi in a coffee shop or other public » Continue Reading.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here, so we thought we’d share some tips to make sure you stay safe whether you’re shopping online or offline in the real world. If you remember, quite a few large box stores, including, ironically, Target, were compromised » Continue Reading.