CoN Goes Fully Secure with HTTPS
Just a couple weeks ago, Wired reported a Mozilla announcement that half of all web traffic is served over secure HTTP, for the first time. As a user of the web yourself, you should be excited about this - obviously, sites that want your financial or very personal information have been secured for a very long time, but adding HTTPS to other sites is also a great thing. As Wired explains, a secured site makes it harder for people to intercept the things you're reading or posting out to the internet, and it helps you be sure that no malicious groups are intercepting your traffic and leveraging it for their own means.
Today, CoN has thrown in its lot with this half-and-growing chunk of the web by switching all traffic to secure protocols. All images, scripts and text you see in your browser will now be secured, including all forum traffic, news, and fanart submissions and posts. This improves the quality of the content that we're able to provide to you, and also unlocks the ability for us to extend our reach further into social media in the future.
You should now be seeing the pretty green padlock on all of the pages you visit on CoN, at least in browsers that make it easy for you to see such things (I can personally vouch for Firefox, Chrome, and Chrome for iOS!). It's possible that there are still some pages that might not be fully secure due to me missing an image or two, so please feel free to let me know if you encounter one, or if you have any questions about this update. This is the kind of nerdy stuff I like talking about, so don't be shy!
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|Glenn Magus Harvey||Comment 1: 2017-02-15 01:26|
|Spooniest||Comment 2: 2017-02-15 03:16|
| Nice to know the Caves are practicing safe hypertext transfer protocols. I always said that if people are going to experiment with web surfing, which they will, you can't watch them 24 hours a day, they should at least practice secure protocols when transferring data packets.|
Some feel that if two servers are going to communicate, that they should have to declare before the world wide web that they are going to become one server. I say, servers out in the world everywhere are communicating all the time, every day, and there's little anyone can do about it, it's been that way since the dawn of the internet.
If two servers want to communicate with each other, that's their own business, not mine, but they should use precautions when they do it. Life is so precious, you know?
I don't blame anyone for having a question mark flash over their head.*
*you know, the cave on the veldt, the diving helmet, Sabin's all ? ? ? ...oh well
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