Why we need to encrypt everything

If you’ve been paying attention lately, you’ve likely noticed that more of your everyday websites are going HTTPS by default: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and even your favorite search engine.

This is a good development. For years, critics have derided default, widespread HTTPS encryption and authentication as unnecessary and performance-wasting. But now that we’ve seen most of the biggest websites go HTTPS, led by Google, the world is finding out it isn’t such a bad idea.

In fact, it’s great. It’s time for us to go all the way and encrypt and authenticate everything!

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Source: Infoworld.com | Security

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