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Windows 7: Next-gen HTTP 2.0 protocol will require HTTPS encryption...

14 Nov 2013   #1
A Guy

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Next-gen HTTP 2.0 protocol will require HTTPS encryption...

Next-gen HTTP 2.0 protocol will require HTTPS encryption (most of the time)

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Sending data in plain text just doesn’t cut it in an age of abundant hack attacks and mass metadata collection. Some of the biggest names on the Web—Facebook, Google, Twitter, etc.—have already embraced default encryption to safeguard your precious data, and the next-gen version of the crucial HTTP protocol will only work for URLs protected by HTTPS.

Mark Nottingham, chair of the HTTPbis working group developing the HTTP 2.0 protocol for the Internet Engineering Task Force, made the announcement early Wednesday in a Worldwide Web Consortium mailing list.
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20 Nov 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I don't know what will work better and what won't but it's nice to see the big boys thinking security and coming up with ideas.
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20 Nov 2013   #3
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Rule #1:

This does not change anything. Security does not exist. Sure it well help. But the people who are deliberate at hacking in will find a way. But at least it will slow them down.

Don't store anything online you wouldn't want anyone else to know.
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20 Nov 2013   #4
A Guy

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Sure, an expert can pick a lock, but you still lock the door. Why make it easy for just any Joe to walk in?

A Guy
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20 Nov 2013   #5
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Yes, I'm not saying to not lock the door, of course you do. I was just saying
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