March 16, 2017
Push10.com Switched to HTTPS (Read Why You Should, Too!)
There has been lots of chatter surrounding HTTP v. HTTPS and its importance in 2017. As recent converts to HTTPS, we’d like to make a case for why you should make the switch!
March 2017: We, the developers of Push10, in order to form a more secure user experience, establish justice over the interwebs, ensure secure transactions, provide for the common defense of our website, and promote the blessings of authenticated hypertext protocol, officially purchased an SSL certificate and switched our website over to HTTPS.
What is HTTPS?
HTTPS is the buffed up, secure, version of HTTP, the standard protocol for transferring data from website servers to the user. It works with another protocol, SSL, to encrypt the connection between user and website. Additionally, it provides authentication of your website to ensure that data is not being provided to anyone else.
Why Switch to HTTPS?
Honestly, we probably should have done it a long time ago. As early as 2014, our internet overlords at Google we’re advising all sites to switch to HTTPS, saying “We want to convince you that all communications should be secure by default”. Banks and major websites like Facebook, Twitter, and the New York Times all run under HTTPS to establish a secure connection. Sticking with the companies goal of universal security, Google Chrome displays a little lock if your site is secure, and a secure site can even get a bump the search engine’s SEO rankings.
HTTPS and SSL are not the be all end all of web security. There are many other steps we take at Push10 to help provide safety and monitor our websites. However, it’s an excellent place to start. Authentication makes the internet an easier and safer place to surf! That is, you can surf freely without worrying the site you are communicating with is not who they say they are.