Moving to Always on HTTPS, Part 2 of 2; Upgrading to HTTP Strict Transport Security

Posted by on February 18, 2016 1 comment

Part 1 of this blog post discussed browser security indicators and how to avoid getting warnings about mixed content on your website.  (Mixed content leaves a door open that allows an attacker to snoop or inject malicious content during the browsing session.)  This Part 2 discusses other technical measures to implement Always on HTTPS.  As I noted previously, one of the difficulties with implementing Always on HTTPS is that content is often provided by third parties.  I suggested that you require HTTPS from them as well. However, until you are able to get them to do this you will need to...

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Moving to Always on HTTPS, Part 1 of 2; Marking HTTP as Unsecure

Posted by on February 3, 2016 1 comment

Over the past several years there has been increased discussion about deprecating HTTP and making HTTPS the default protocol for the World Wide Web.  (HTTP stands for “HyperText Transfer Protocol” and the “S” in HTTPS is enabled with an SSL/TLS digital certificate properly installed and configured on a web server.)  These discussions have taken place in the context of browser security indications and technical improvements simplifying the global movement to “Always on HTTPS.”   Part 1 of this two-part blog post will address browser security indicators, while Part 2...

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