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LET'S ENCRYPT: HTTPS MADE EASY

05-12-2015
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The security client Lets Encrypt has left private beta, meaning that you no longer need an invitation to join in on the encryption party, and if that doesn't get you excited, we don't know what will. 

Let's Encrypt is a client that helps you use Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), a secure and encrypted version of HTTP, or the rules of communication between your computer and the websites you’re connecting to. It’s becoming more and more popular online, as people realise the value of encrypting the information they’re sending out to the web.  

Let’s Encrypt aims to cut all of the hassle out of setting up, certifying and maintaining a HTTPS server, meaning that the laborious manual process of obtaining a certificate for your site (a frustrating obstacle to running a secure site) is bypassed. 

The Encrypt software is able to issue and revoke safety certificates for websites, letting browsers know whether or not they should trust a site’s security or not, all with simple user commands. It is also completely free.  

The project isn’t some ballpark dream, either: it’s supported by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla, Facebook, and Cisco, amongst other big technology players. All of these organisations recognise the value of being able to confirm that the site your computer says you are communicating with is really that site, and your connection isn’t being listened into. 

The use of HTTPS is spreading from primarily financial services across the web, coming to include email services and sensitive information. Sometime in the future, HTTPS may even replace HTTP as the standard. 

 

Let's Encrypt

https://letsencrypt.org

 

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