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US gov’t wants HTTPS on its publicly-accessible sites within two years

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  • Cio
  • 3 years ago

Publicly accessible websites and services of U.S. government agencies will have to move to HTTPS encryption within two years to meet the government’s objective that these sites and Web services should be offered over a secure connection.
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure offers the strongest privacy protection available for public Web connections with today’s Internet technology, according to a draft proposal released Tuesday by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.“The use of HTTPS reduces the risk of interception or modification of user interactions with government online services,” it added.

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