December 8, 2022

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All US .gov websites ordered to be HTTPS-only by the end of next year

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The government has announced that all their websites will be HTTPS by the end of next year. HTTPS is the secure encryption, SSL, for websites. The scary thing about this article is that HTTPS is not already on all the government websites. Scarier is that it will take them a year and a half to turn on HTTPS for their websites. A task that takes about 2 minutes per site for a skilled engineer to get a certificate and install it. Cost is minimal especially if the government has their own certificate authority, which I am sure they do, but I am sure will end up costing millions and millions to implement.

Law enforcement agencies may have been pushing recently for tech firms to “prevent encryption”, but it seems that technically-minded folks inside the US federal government are big fans of it. Tony Scott, the US government’s CIO, has officially announced that all websites will be HTTPS by the end of next year.

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