Tag: HTTPS

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Cloudflare fends off largest HTTPS DDoS attack of all time

Cloudflare fends off largest HTTPS DDoS attack of all time

Cloudflare recently repelled the largest HTTPS DDoS attack of all time. The attack executed as many as 26 million HTTPS requests per second using hijacked servers and virtual machines. The attack targeted one of Cloudflare's customers. The hackers used a botnet consisting of 5,067 IoT devices, s... Read more

date15 days ago
‘One-third of websites still don’t use https encryption’

‘One-third of websites still don’t use https encryption’

According to a monthly survey by security researcher Scott Helme, one-third of the largest global websites do not use https encryption. In his research for November 2021, researcher Scott Helme focuses on techniques that ensure the security of websites. He used a crawler to examine the 1 million... Read more

date7 months ago
Mozilla will disable FTP in Firefox 88 and remove it in Firefox 90

Mozilla will disable FTP in Firefox 88 and remove it in Firefox 90

FTP links will no longer be handled by Mozilla Firefox. The browser is planning to rip out its FTP implementation and pass on the job to other applications. A year ago, the browser announced that it was going to disable support for FTP. It also said that the move would be delayed because of the ... Read more

date1 year ago
Chrome upgrades HTTP to HTTPS, if available

Chrome upgrades HTTP to HTTPS, if available

Google’s engineers are revered in the browser industry. They have been some of the most ardent proponents of browser security features. Over the past few years, they have been working with teams behind browsers like Tor and Firefox, to bring about many of the changes we see in browsers today. ... Read more

date1 year ago
Let’s Encrypt temporarily solves problems on older Android phones

Let’s Encrypt temporarily solves problems on older Android phones

Let's Encrypt has found a solution to the problem that older Android smartphones will soon no longer trust some websites due to an expired certificate. No action from end users is required. To solve the problematic TLS certificates, Let's Encrypt and IdenTrust agreed that the latter company woul... Read more

date2 years ago
Many websites will soon stop working on older Android phones

Many websites will soon stop working on older Android phones

Android phones with Android 7.1.1 or older will soon be unable to reach many websites. This applies to websites with a TLS certificate from Let's Encrypt. A workaround is available. For years, Let's Encrypt has been distributing free TLS certificates to websites that want to secure their connect... Read more

date2 years ago
Majority of malware is invisible without https inspection

Majority of malware is invisible without https inspection

Two-thirds (67 percent) of the malware delivered in the first quarter of 2020 used encrypted https connections, according to a study by WatchGuard Technologies. Without https inspection, these threats can not be detected. Of the encrypted malware, 72 percent involve zero-day malware that hasn't ... Read more

date2 years ago
Mozilla adds second DNS over HTTPS service to Firefox

Mozilla adds second DNS over HTTPS service to Firefox

NextDNS becomes the second DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) provider in Firefox, after Cloudflare. With DoH, Internet users can hide their DNS requests and bypass Internet blockages. To become part of Firefox, NextDNS had to prove that it stores as little data as possible, is transparent about that data, an... Read more

date3 years ago