WordPress security is always a hot topic for us. We keep our eyes open for news, trends, etc. This article about WordPress HTTPS encryption caught our eye and we decided to pass it along to our readers here.
WordPress HTTPS Encryption Article from The Christian Science Monitor
“WordPress joins movement toward HTTPS encryption
Popular blogging platform WordPress is the latest in a growing number of sites that are enabling website encryption to protect their users.
The popular blogging platform WordPress is about to make its corner of the Internet more secure as it begins to enable encryption by default on 600,000 custom Wordpress.com domains.
The move to embrace HTTPS encryption – the secure form of the Internet protocol HTTP – represents an increasing mainstream embrace of consumer-focused online security. Many major sites, such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and Twitter, already have HTTPS enabled, and the US government is working to have HTTPS on its sites by the end of 2016.
But even as some of the biggest companies on the Web are moving toward HTTPS, the majority of Internet sites still don’t use HTTPS, which privacy advocates say is especially important when users are submitting sensitive data, such as credit card information or a Social Security Number, to a website.”