NOTE: This is a cross post. The original post is at: https://www.tendenci.com/news/ssl-encrypting-all-tendenci-hosted-sites/
To our clients. The above graph is a filtered subset of what is a *typical* day of network alerts. As the media has stated, the issue is quite real.
We greatly appreciate you and it is important to us that you remain safe. To further advance that objective in the current geopolitical environment, all hosted Tendenci sites will be encrypted going forward per our CEO.
Why? Because security. The Internet has changed and we must adapt.
Adapt? Remember when that Steve Jobs guy invented the iPhone and suddenly sites that were awesome the week before… well… they weren’t as awesome the next day? The. Next. Day. Technology is like that.
Continue Reading: https://www.tendenci.com/news/ssl-encrypting-all-tendenci-hosted-sites/
Encryption is a good thing. You should if you don’t already, encrypt your website with SSL.
Excuses? Nope. As usual, we always learn something from Shelly Palmer’s Strategic Advisor newsletter. And today is was some wonderful news! The EFF‘s efforts with Let’s Encrypt is producing some great results.
Let’s Encrypt just passed 1M SSL certificates issued for FREE.
That means anyone can get a secure site, the ones with the lock in the URL on the top left like your bank, without paying for the certificate itself. Pretty cool accomplishment!
And a definite tip of the hat to Shelly for pointing it out!
Ah, the Internet. Home of silly company names and weird acronyms for cool stuff. Gowalla, anyone?
The latest focus in online verbiage that you should really know about is: HTTPS (‘hypertext transfer protocol, with SSL security‘)
Facebook has recently added HTTPS support, which means that you now have the ability to access the Facebook site in a more secure environment.
How to update your Facebook HTTPS settings
- Visit your ‘Account Settings’ page:
- Scroll to Account Security and click ‘Browse Facebook on a secure connection (HTTPS) whenever possible’:
- Don’t see this option yet? Hold on for a bit, as they are rolling it out over the next couple of weeks.
How will HTTPS affect my Facebook-ing?
The Facebook programmers have cautioned users that enabling this additional encryption may cause pages to load more slowly and also means that some 3rd party applications may not work until some additional tweaking is done.
What? Facebook has been insecure this whole time?
Wellllll… that’s a tricky question to answer. This increase in encryption with HTTPS makes it that much harder to access your Facebook when you are, say, surfing on a public wifi connection.
But, as we’ve seen with numerous Facebook updates that have exposed information users didn’t intend to share publicly, approaching your Facebook surfing and sharing with caution is ALWAYS highly recommended.
Feeling overwhelmed or want a friendly person to friend on Facebook? Contact the Schipulites to see how we can help!
Photo thanks to Flickr user Sean McGrath