Every time we write about HTTP versus HTTPS there’s quite a kerfuffle, with questions and comments flying around…
…Do I need it? Why should I bother? How does this affect me? Won’t it cost me money? I don’t have any secrets, so what’s the deal?
Well, following Tuesday’s news that the latest Google Chrome is joining other browsers in actively outing non-HTTPS sites as insecure and risky, we thought it was worth going through the HTTP-versus-HTTPS debate in plain English.
What is HTTP, and why all the fuss about it?
(Watch directly on YouTube if the video won’t play here.)
8 comments on “HTTP versus HTTPS – what’s all the fuss? [VIDEO]”
Any chance of a text transcript? Can’t always access these videos at work and this sounds interesting. I manage our reverse proxies and I’m sick of telling apps teams to use HTTPS 🙂
Does anybody know how to write the English language anymore.
Video is so time consuming and boring.
We published five full English language articles on 26 July, in addition to this video. Two days before this video was published we wrote an article explaining the issues raised in it:
Why your website is officially ‘not secure’ from today
If you’re interested in the issue raised in the video or the article that inspired it, these other articles from this year might also be of interest.
You have five months to switch your website to HTTPS
With 4 months to switch on HTTPS, are web hosting companies ready?
Chrome drops ‘secure’ label for HTTPS websites
No problem, Jeff 😉
You need to take English lessons. Maybe you can find some on YouTube?
Your first sentence is a question and, by convention, is incorrect without a question mark at the end. The word “anymore” doesn’t exist – it should be “any more”. And the construction “to write the English language” sounds rather clumsy and unidiomatic in this context.
Some people like videos. Or they listen to the soundtrack as if it were a podcast, which they can do at times when reading isn’t an option.
I consider the blue hat on Paul the padlock on HTTPS connections; if he isn’t wearing that thing then I’m not sure it’s him.
The blue “party hat” was actually silver in real life. (The pic was taken for Naked Security’s fifth birthday party – the hat was passed on to the neighbour’s kids – the blue colour came thanks to GIMP :-)
I am now using the “extended validation” version of the hat – the all-blue Sophos T-shirts. No GIMP tweaking needed!