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Re: <nettime> Ben Klemens: HTTPS: the end of an era
abram stern (aphid) on Mon, 11 May 2015 08:07:33 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: <nettime> Ben Klemens: HTTPS: the end of an era


Don't efforts like http://letsencrypt.org/ mitigate most of the burden that
HTTPS has been (and as of now, still is)? Granted, it isn't out yet, but it
promises https with: "No validation emails, no complicated configuration
editing, no expired certificates breaking your website. And of course,
because Letâs Encrypt provides certificates for free, no need to arrange payment." (from "how it works"). It's worth considering what things
should be plaintext.. but the opportunities by 'whoever runs the wifi',
ISPs, or governments to inject arbitrary content, malware, spyware,
terrible advertizing are surely worth routing around by default if it
really is as free and simple as the ISRG would have us believe.

-a

On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 5:52 PM, nettime's_castaway <nettime {AT} kein.org>
wrote:

> < https://medium.com/ {AT} b_k/https-the-end-of-an-era-c106acded474 >
>
>      HTTPS: the end of an era
>
>      Ben Klemens
>
> Mozilla, the foundation that maintains Firefox, has announced that it
> will effectively deprecate the insecure HTTP protocol, eventually
> forcing all sites to use HTTPS if they hope to use modern features.


<...>




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