Browsing the Web could be made a lot more secure Relevant Products/Services if sites used the HTTPS encryption protocol instead of HTTP, but installing the security Relevant Products/Services certificates that enable this has generally been difficult, time-consuming and sometimes costly as well.
A new initiative announced Tuesday, though, aims to make a free and easy-to-install alternative available to sites across the Web starting next summer.

The Let's Encrypt initiative is being led by a new California public benefit corporation, the Internet Security Research Group. Among the organizations sponsoring ISRG are Akamai Technologies, Cisco Relevant Products/Services Systems, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, IdenTrust, Mozilla (the company behind the Firefox Web browser) and the University of Michigan.

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