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Moving Toward HTTPS: Case Studies

6:37 pm on May 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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A couple of interesting and educational case studies from large website that recently switched to HTTPS:

HTTPS on Stack Overflow: The End of a Long Road [nickcraver.com]
Okay, so why do we want HTTPS on our websites? Well the data isn’t the only thing that needs security. We have moderators, developers, and employees with various levels of access via the web. We want to secure their communications with the site. We want to secure every user’s browsing history. Some people live in fear every day knowing that someone may find out they secretly like monads. [...] Oh, and performance. We love performance. I love performance. You love performance. My dog loves performance. Let’s have a performance hug. That was nice. Thank you. You smell nice.

Getting the Green Lock: HTTPS Stories from the Field (Google I/O '17) [youtube.com] (presentations by CNET, Trivago, Rakuten)
We’ll explore real world stories of sites that have recently migrated to HTTPS. You’ll get first hand accounts of the benefits and effects of HTTPS migrations, find out how migration challenges were overcome, and hear lessons learned on the path to HTTPS.

Some more stories:
- The World’s Biggest #*$! Site Goes All-In on Encryption [wired.com]
- How WIRED Completely Encrypted Itself [wired.com]
- The Guardian has moved to HTTPS [theguardian.com]
- Making Pinterest HTTPS [medium.com]

Enjoy ;-)
9:05 pm on May 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Informative post robzilla, thanks

Maybe reading why the big sites are moving to HTTPS will help those who are still leary of switching their own site.