For every website and service simplifying how we get information, complete a transaction, or communicate with others, there’s a growing number of web-based threats intent on compromising user safety and privacy. Securing all web content over HTTPS is now a necessary step as we increase our dependence on the internet.

“There is no longer any justification for any service on the internet to not be secure,” said Eric Mill, an engineer at 18F, a team within the United States General Services Administration (GSA) that provides in-house technology services for the federal government. He is working with various federal agencies to shift all government web services through HTTPS and HSTS (HTTP Strict Transfer Security).

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Source: Security