Google has announced that it now wears the crown for blocking the largest DDoS attack ever. Its DDoS attack peaked at 46 million requests per second which is 76% higher than Cloudflare's best.
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The standalone Windows Update packages offered through the Microsoft Update Catalog website are finally being provided via a secure HTTPS connection. Earlier, these updates were distributed via HTTP.
It appears that Microsoft is exploring the idea of replacing the HTTPS lock icon in the Edge address bar. Google had noted that some people mistakenly think that it indicates a site's trustworthiness.
Mozilla has released Firefox 93 with AVIF image support, SmartBlock 3.0, warnings against insecure downloads and performance improvements. Your installation should automatically update to Firefox 93.
Google is rolling out Chrome 90 with a new update that makes browsing some websites more secure. The browser will load a domain via HTTPS by default instead of the less secure HTTP protocol.
The Linux kernel developers have switched links in the documentation over to HTTPS. The move aims to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks against kernel developers, luckily no such attacks have occurred.
Let's Encrypt has announced that it has issued its billionth certificate. The service first left beta in April 2016 and quickly issued 10 million and 100 million certificates to help secure the web.
Google has announced that it will begin blocking insecure, non-HTTPS downloads on HTTPS sites. Executables will begin being blocked in Chrome 82, with more mixed content types being added gradually.
Google releases Chrome 80 on the stable channel today. The new update includes changes to SameSite Cookies which bolster security but may also introduce breakage if a site hasn't been updated.
Mozilla and Google have taken measures to invalidate a root CA certificate from being used by the Kazakh government in Firefox and Chrome to intercept users' secure HTTPS connections to websites.
With the release of Chrome 70, Google is removing trust for some security certificates issued by Symantec, meaning that some popular websites still using them might stop working after the update.
Google has announced the availability of .page top-level domains. The firm has opened an Early Access Program but for an extra fee you can buy a domain right now from one of Google's partners.
Let's Encrypt has now secured over 100 million websites world wide. Let's Encrypt aims to make it easy for site admins to switch HTTPS on to give end users more security over their data.
Google plans to introduce a number of changes to how Chrome treats HTTPS and HTTP pages, starting with the September rollout of Chrome 69 which will remove the "Secure" label on HTTPS sites.
In a bid to distribute ruleset updates in a more timely manner for HTTPS Everywhere, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has now separated them out from updates to the browser extension itself.
After four years of debates, including attempts from the financial sector to soften it, Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol version 1.3 has been finished and is ready to be implemented.
Google has announced that starting with Chrome 68, all HTTP websites will be clearly marked as "not secure". Google has incrementally been marking more and more pages as insecure since 2016.
Google has released a transparency report about Chrome traffic and how much of it is encrypted. It reveals that while Chrome for Android has the least amount encrypted, it's also the fastest growing.
Let's Encrypt has announced that wildcards will be introduced from January 2018. The announcement was made this early because it needs to raise money in the summer fundraiser to pay for development.
The automatic certificate authority, Let's Encrypt, has passed a huge milestone of issuing 100 million certificates. It said 58% of the internet is using HTTPS and that it's proud to have contributed.
The porn sites have now defaulted to HTTPS encryption following the US Congress' vote to overturn the previous privacy rule that prohibited Internet Service Providers from selling users' information.
In Firefox 55, due to be released in August, websites will have to be using HTTPS to request geolocation data from a users' browser. Chrome implemented the feature in the first half of 2016.
In a statement, Apple has announced that it is extending the deadline for the enforcement of Air Transport Security (ATS) - that supports HTTPS server connectivity for data communication - in apps.
Let's Encrypt has passed yet another milestone in under five months since it launched. The project has now issued 10 million certificates in total, with about 5.3 million of them still unexpired.
Mozilla has launched a new Thunderclap campaign to spread awareness that the web was proposed 10,000 days ago. The company will recap the web's history on Twitter during the day of July 28th.
The Let's Encrypt project reports that it has now issued over 5 million certificates. The Let's Encrypt project wants site owners to be able to deploy HTTPS more easily, for a secure internet.
Let's Encrypt, the project aimed at securing connections to websites, has hit the three million mark with regards to the number of issued certificates. It left its beta phase less than a month ago.
WordPress.com, the paid side of WordPress, has started to utilize the Let's Encrypt project to enable HTTPS for all of the websites with custom domains that are hosted on the service.
After working 9 months to update their code and webpages in preparation, reddit has finally made the leap to become HTTPS-only, and will begin encrypting all traffic on June 29th.
Netflix wants to prevent eavesdropping on its members by deploying HTTPS across its service over the next year, but the change will not be cheap with the costs said to be 'significant'.
Google has confirmed that it has adjusted its search ranking algorithms to push sites that use HTTPS higher up in its search results - although, so far, the implementation of this has been limited.
Yahoo, keeping its promises, has announced this week that it is now finally encrypting all emails, joining Google's Gmail and Microsoft's Outlook.com which have provided such services for some time.
Since Skype's takeover by Microsoft, it seems the Redmond-based giant has been able to cast an approving eye over HTTPS links that are sent.
When navigating to the Bing web site through a secure connection, a security certificate error message greets you in most browsers. At present, certificate providers are mostly likely to blame.
Apple has plugged a gap in their App Store security, 6 months after a Google security researcher alerted them to the problem which could allow hackers access to sensitive information.
The “encryption-enabler” browser add-on made by the EFF collective gets a new update, adding up many web sites to its protection list and promising a safer World Wide Web for everyone.
The new release of the EFF-crafted Firefox security extension brings a very much welcomed additional feature, ie warning users when a website is affected by security holes.
Twitter today announced the introduction of improvements to its HTTPS access by allowing users to permanently access the site via HTTPS. In a post to their blog, the company detailed the changes that will allow...
Facebook announced on Wednesday that they will be improving security throughout the website, a response to the hacking of Mark Zuckerberg's account earlier today. According to the Facebook Blog, the improved security measures will increase protection...
Google has announced on the Official Gmail Blog that they have begun rolling out default https settings to all Gmail accounts. For users that don't want this setting, or if it causes some sort of...