Feb 22, 2017

Over half of the web is now encrypted

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More than half of all internet traffic is now encrypted and more secure from hacking, eavesdropping and content hijacking, reported Newsweek. The article points to data released by Mozilla Firefox that shows there is now more encrypted web traffic than there is unencrypted.

The spike in encryption comes as more websites have moved from HTTP to the more secure protocol, HTTPS. Most major sites — like Facebook, Google and Wikipedia — have adopted HTTPS, but many smaller websites don't have the right software to support it.

"Our goal is a universally-encrypted web that makes a tool like HTTPS Everywhere redundant. Until then, we have more work to do," wrote Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) researcher Gennie Gebhart in a blogpost.

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