HTTPS: What it means and why it matters

HTTPS: What it means and why it matters

This article was originally published on 09/17/2015 and has been updated as a guide for HTTPS in 2018.

Do you know the fastest way to turn a popular website into a ghost town: neglect its security. Bright red warnings and broken pages are a terrible way to greet your website’s visitors and you can’t blame them for giving up on your page.

Instead, it’s better to welcome your guests with a secure and breezy browsing experience. One of the most important ways involves something you may have missed: going from HTTP to HTTPS.

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Insecurity: 4 tips to keep a level head in a world of perpetual hacks

Insecurity: 4 tips to keep a level head in a world of perpetual hacks

The site that stores your personal and professional files, was hacked. Your PSN account, was hacked. The place you go to find an affair, was hacked. And despite the latest patches and updates, your iPhone and Android are both, hopelessly vulnerable to being hacked. You know none of your accounts are safe, you’ve seen all the hack headlines, and that scares you. Or maybe you don’t see the glass as half empty, but rather see it as half ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . You read about hacks every day: nothing is safe and there’s no point worrying or paying much attention to them. But there is a third option for business owners: be pragmatic, stay informed, and take everything a step at a time.

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