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11 Results for 'HTTPS'
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PROVE IT: Three Things Always-On SSL and HTTPS Everywhere Will Change About the Internet

By Stephen Demone
October 18, 2016
The concept of HTTPS and SSL/TLS certificates has gone mainstream, with thousands of times more SSL/TLS certificates on the Internet today than in 1996 leading to the development of new Free SSL companies that offer unpaid SSL/TLS certificates over the past two years. How will this change the Internet as we know it today? 
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HTTPoxy: Another Reason for HTTPS Everywhere

By Bruce Morton
July 26, 2016
Emerging vulnerabilities underscore the argument for creating a safer Internet for everyone including domain owners by using HTTPS Everywhere, as called for by Google in 2014. The HTTPoxy vulnerability sends us yet another signal to use HTTPS Everywhere, including internal sites.
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Is it SSL TLS or HTTPS

By Bruce Morton
May 01, 2011
Throughout this blog I appear to use (or misuse) the terms SSL, TLS and HTTPS interchangeably. From time to time I catch myself and say, “Which one should I be using?” Frankly, my default is to use SSL. When I reference an article or site, I do tend to side with the term it prefers. So what’s the difference?
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Chrome Kills Mixed Content for HTTPS

By Bruce Morton
November 20, 2019
In order to provide browser users with the best experience on your website and offer greater security, website owners are encouraged to secure all content including visual and multimedia and ensure that all content comes from secure sources.
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The tipping point for HTTPS is closing in. Marketers, are you ready?

By Diana Gruhn
May 22, 2018
These are the three things marketers need to know as Chrome 68 closes in.            
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How to Build an SSL/TLS Certificate: The Five Simple Steps That Bring You to HTTPS

By Diana Gruhn
March 05, 2019
Building an SSL/TLS certificate is as easy as one-two-three-four-five.
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Private Trust and Proxies

By Bruce Morton
March 13, 2015
With the news of Superfish, Komodia and PrivDog , there has been some interesting discussion on private trust and HTTPS proxies. Private Trust By private trust, I mean the use of private certification authorities (CAs). On the Internet, we use public trust CAs. These CAs are created in accordance with browser certificate policies, are highly secured and are audited on an annual basis to confirm they meet their compliance requirements. Private trust CAs have no security requirements to meet but their own. 
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Always-On SSL, The President Wants It Too

By Bruce Morton
September 08, 2015
In June 2015, the US chief information security officer (CIO) issued a memorandum to mandate HTTPS-only to secure Federal websites and web services. This policy is also known as Always-On SSL and HTTPS everywhere. The majority of Federal websites use HTTP; however the CIO states that HTTP is susceptible to interception, manipulation and impersonation. This vulnerability can be mitigated by implementing an HTTPS-only policy which must be implemented to all existing sites and services by December 31, 2016. 
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SSL News from Black Hat and DEF CON 2013

By Bruce Morton
September 17, 2013
Every year we review some of the presentations at Black Hat and DEF CON that discuss SSL, TLS and HTTPS. Here is the list from 2013.
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Marketers, Secure Your Landing Pages!

By Diana Gruhn
February 27, 2018
The Point of No Return for HTTPS Arrives in the Google Chrome 68 Release Expected in July 2018.
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