Halfway there! Firefox users now visit over 50% of pages via HTTPS

The growth and general evolution of the use of HTTPS has been great to see and experience over the last few years.  The IT security industry, along with conscientious browser developers, has truly dragged the web development world forward to force the use of encryption at the browser session level.  This is an important defense against identity theft and website identity management.


Update Tuesday, April 2015 – Urgent action needed over Microsoft HTTP bug

Sophos is detailing in this article a fairly serious vulnerability discovered in the Microsoft HTTP stack that was patched in the most recent “Patch Tuesday” cycle.  I believe this issue warrants immediate concern and should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent a potential worm issue.