Time to Encrypt the Entire Internet

“The Heartbleed bug crushed our faith in the secure web, but a world without the encryption software that Heartbleed exploited would be even worse. In fact, it’s time for the web to take a good hard look at a new idea: encryption everywhere.

Most major websites use either the SSL or TLS protocol to protect your password or credit card information as it travels between your browser and their servers. Whenever you see that a site is using HTTPS, as opposed to HTTP, you know that SSL/TLS is being used. But only a few sites — like Facebook and Gmail — actually use HTTPS to protect all of their traffic as opposed to just passwords and payment details.

Many security experts — including Google’s in-house search guru, Matt Cutts — think it’s time to bring this style of encryption to the entire web. That means secure connections to everything from your bank site to Wired.com to the online menu at your local pizza parlor.”

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/https/

 

I’m pretty sure that the general populous doesn’t even have the slightest clue nor do the care about security of the information.  This saddens me because believe it or not there are people out there willing to use your info or sell it. Help embrace privacy and security and advocate for companies to secure and keep your data secure.

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