Encrypting The Internet

Thu 14th Nov 2013

Internet architects propose encrypting all the world’s Web. A vastly larger percentage of the world's Web traffic will be encrypted under a near-final recommendation to revise the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that serves as the foundation for all communications between websites and end users. This has the potential to mitigate a whole range of security issues which can occur when sending unsecured data across the Internet. However, if this goes ahead, we expect there will be an increase in SSL based exploits to take advantage of this.

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This is probably not currently a concern for most Internet users. However, if interested, the simplest place to start is to ensure all your e-mail communication is secured using encryption. Fortunately all our clients hosted e-mail accounts feature SSL as standard (and have done so for many years). If setting this up is important to you get in touch.