That little green padlock next to a website address is very important. It indicates that your communication with that website is using HTTPS, a communication protocol that secures everything that you do online.
If you’re an end user, a developer, a business person, or indeed anybody who uses the Internet, this talk will introduce you to HTTPS from the very basics such as how computers communicate over the Internet, to how it affects your business, your clients, and your personal life.
* WordCamp Milano, November 2017.
#wcmil #wordpress #https
An Explanation of HTTPS
for the Inexperienced
• WordPress core developer
• Senior engineer at Human Made
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Information you send or get through the
site is private.
Always be careful when sharing private
Look at the address to make sure you're
on the site you want to visit.
is a bunch of computers connected together
What is HTTPS?
Assurance of identity
Third parties can't read communication
Content can't be changed during transmission
Not just passwords and credit card numbers.
- Email address
- Location data
- What you're reading on the internet
- If you're a target of surveillance
Va bene Here's my I.D.
Here's our key Andiamo!
How does HTTPS affect me?
Does HTTPS protect my
communication on the
Wi-Fi in a coffee shop?
Yes, it does
Does HTTPS prevent my
employer from seeing what I
do on the Internet?
No, it doesn't
Is HTTPS the same as
SSL or TLS?
HTTP + TLS = HTTPS
Does HTTPS make my
No, it doesn't
Isn't HTTPS expensive to
implement on a website?
Should I add HTTPS
to my website?
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