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Securing Downloads with HTTPS

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Just read this post over at ArsTechnica. We were just having a conversation on the pros and cons of securing all the transactions in our customer-facing entitlement and download tools, so this is a timely post for us.

Essentially, we agree with the premise of the article: HTTPS (or TLS) is now so inexpensive from a cpu/cyle-time perspective, that encrypted communications should be the default for all transactions, including downloads.

Here is the link to the ArsTechnica post.

Should the web be obfuscated by opportunistic cryptography?: “

Adam Langley wants to encrypt all web traffic, but without having to type those pesky HTTPS URLs. His solution: opportunistic encryption without user intervention.

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(Via Ars Technica.)

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October 14, 2008 at 13:14 pm

Posted in Best Practices, Security, Software ESD

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