Still not using HTTPS? Firefox is about to shame you

    Date18 Jul 2019
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Have you heard that two years after promising to report all HTTP-based web pages as insecure, Mozilla is finally about to deliver? Soon, whenever you visit one of the shrinking number of sites that doesn’t use a security certificate, the Firefox browser will warn you.

    Firefox 70 will ship in October. The change is an attempt to crack down on sites that don’t secure their communications.

    Insecure browsers use the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), which sends data in clear text. HTTPS sites are more secure because they use Transport Layer Security (TLS), which establishes an encrypted link between the browser and the Web server before any HTTP requests are sent.

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