The privacy scares and increase in hacking attacks over the last few years have significantly improved HTTPS adoption. Between the need to show users that the application is secure and the need to comply with standards such as PCI-DSS, HTTPS adoption has pretty much broken the roof. In addition, Google's move to list sites using HTTPS higher on search results and the availability of easy to use tools to enable HTTPS has also helped. This increase in HTTPS enabled sites is a very good sign for Internet security. Web traffic can no longer be sniffed to find out exactly what is being transacted – usernames and passwords are encrypted, as are the various actions of the users of the sites. Users can check the site’s certificate to ensure that it is valid, and browsers now warn users of … [Read More...]
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