Tag: https

  • Farewell Firesheep, Facebook Rolls Out Secure HTTPS Option

    After the Firesheep  fiasco of last October, most people became keenly aware of how insecure they were on unencrypted websites like Facebook and Twitter. (In case you missed it, Firesheep is an add-on for Firefox that allows a malicious user to take control of your account on unsecure non-https websites when browsing on wi-fi) Firesheep […]

  • Hide Your Google Searches from Prying Eyes with SSL Encrypted Search

    Web searches are usually pretty harmless, but I don’t like the idea that somebody could see the Google search I did for “Goose Juggling” earlier today.  Until recently, though, anybody could see what you were searching for on Google because those search results were unencrypted. Last Friday, Google began rolling out encrypted web search using […]

  • Gmail Now Uses Secure HTTPS Connection by Default

    When you see a web address that starts with https, it’s typically for something important like your bank account or online shopping.  That prefix means the information you submit – credit cards, home addresses, or social security numbers – are kept private between your computer and the site you’re visiting. Gmail started offering secure https […]