Wikimedia implementing HTTPS by default

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#2

For those wondering why Mozilla wants to deprecate HTTP, the reasons are spelled out above. As Kerry said

Concerns of spying by governments and commercial entities is increasing constantly, and HTTPS may become the norm very soon.
In other words, those with power to spy want to spy on on those without. HTTPS can make spying on raw internet data much harder. It’s not a complete solution by any means (it has no effect on websites selling data, and probably won’t affect tracking cookies), but it is a good step forward.


#3

It has a bad effect versus caching, I’d say it’s a negative trend to use HTTPS unless you actually need security - though if you are logged in, maybe keeping HTTPS for everything is safer, as it would resist login stealing (firesheep)


#4

^In related news, Reddit has announced that they are also going to https full time. Should go into effect next week.


#5

[QUOTE=Matth;2755553]It has a bad effect versus caching, I’d say it’s a negative trend to use HTTPS unless you actually need security - though if you are logged in, maybe keeping HTTPS for everything is safer, as it would resist login stealing (firesheep)[/QUOTE]
HTTPS can also help to reduce man in the middle (MITM) attacks. So potentially harmless sites could provide you with data you don’t want (like malware or phishing).