What is HTTPS?

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.

A look at browser UI security indicators

Introduction With the release of Chrome 68 in July 2018, Google’s browser now marks web pages loaded without HTTPS as “Not secure”. Changing security indicators might look like a simple UI decision at first glance, but it carries significant implications. Read on for a brief » Continue Reading.

HTTPS: not just for the cool kids

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.

Google Slowly Forcing Security on Internet

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.

Fix Warnings of Non-SSL Elements on Your Site

  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.