• Aug 10, 2020
  • Caleb Chen
  • Censorship, Cybersecurity, General Privacy News, Governments, Surveillance,

China expands Great Firewall to block HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI

The Great Firewall of China is getting longer. Chinese censors upgraded the GFW to be able to block HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI. We know about this news thanks to a joint report by three long-time observers of the Chinese censorship machine: iYouPort, the Great Firewall Report, and the University of Maryland. … Continue reading “China expands Great Firewall to block HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI”

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Private Internet Access announces another year of Let’s Encrypt sponsorship

Private Internet Access is proud to announce a second year of Silver Sponsorship of Let’s Encrypt. Private Internet Access believes that every website should be served encrypted over HTTPS for the privacy and security of internet users. Let’s Encrypt makes it possible for that vision to come true by providing free TLS certificates to over … Continue reading “Private Internet Access announces another year of Let’s Encrypt sponsorship”

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  • Jul 19, 2019
  • Caleb Chen
  • Cybersecurity, General Privacy News, Governments,

Kazakhstan tries and fails to MITM all of its internet users with rogue certificate installation

On July 17th, 2019, the government of Kazakhstan enacted a new cybersecurity measure that aims to spy on its citizens’ internet traffic. Specifically, the Kazakh government ordered all of the internet service providers (ISPs) to force their customers to install a government-issued root certificate by Qaznet Trust Network on all of their internet accessing devices. … Continue reading “Kazakhstan tries and fails to MITM all of its internet users with rogue certificate installation”

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  • Dec 5, 2018
  • Sean Doyle
  • Encryption, General Privacy News, Guides,

Why Using HTTPS is so Important for Your Website

What is HTTPS? Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of the standard Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) originally created in 1994 for the Netscape Navigator web browser. HTTPS is extensively used to secure connection over the internet. It protects data between a website and a visitor. HTTPS is secured by a Transport Layer … Continue reading “Why Using HTTPS is so Important for Your Website”

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