Items tagged with HTTP

Judgement Day has arrived for site operators that haven't fully switched over to HTTPS. Google Chrome, the world's most popular web browser, has been updated to version 68. And with that upgrade, sites that still rely on plain HTTP will be marked as "Not Secure" within the browser. With Chrome 67 and earlier versions of Chrome, accessing a website that has fully embraced HTTPS will show a closed lock icon and the word "Secure" in green in the address bar. Visiting a site that still uses HTTP would show an "i" icon in the address bar. Clicking on the "i" would present the following prompt: "Your connection to this site is not secure". Chrome 68 With Chrome 68, Google lays it all out for everyone... Read more...
Earlier this month, and right on schedule, Google released Chrome 55 which tackled high memory usage and put a tighter muzzle around Adobe Flash. Hot on the heels of Chrome 55 is the upcoming release of Chrome 56. One of the biggest changes coming with Chrome 56 is the way that it treats HTTP websites. Up to this point, Chrome hasn’t exactly been hostile to HTTP connections, simply displaying an icon (a circle with an “i” inside) that when clicked displays the message “Your connection to this site is not secure”. However, Chrome 56 will begin clearly marking any HTTP site that collects passwords and credit cards as being insecure. So not only will you see the familiar circular icon, but it will... Read more...
At the behest of President Obama, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott yesterday issued Memorandum M-15-13 calling for the provision of government service for all Federal websites via HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).  The HTTPS standard was described by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a "great first step", this despite it being written off as a "top-down solution" by a database administrator for NASA.  Memorandum M-15-13 explicitly states that "All browsing activity should be considered private and sensitive." It also provides guidance to government agencies on transitioning to the HTTPS protocol, including the directive that all newly... Read more...
Orbit Downloader is a nifty tool. It’s a web browser file downloading add-on, and it lets users more easily manage their downloaded files, download embedded videos, speed up downloads, and more. Unfortunately, it’s also apparently now an effective tool for delivering Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The ESET security folks discovered an extra component in the Orbit Downloader code (specifically, “orbitdm.exe”) that sends an HTTP GET request to an Orbit server, and the server spits back two URLs. One points to a version of a Win32 PE DLL file that the software downloads without the user knowing, and the other “seems to generate a response via HTTP POST... Read more...
Google's efforts to improve Internet efficiency through the development of the SPDY (pronounced "speedy") protocol got a major boost today when the chairman of the HTTP Working Group (HTTPbis), Mark Nottingham, called for it to be included in the HTTP 2.0 standard. SPDY is a protocol that's already used to a certain degree online; formal incorporation into the next-generation standard would improve its chances of being generally adopted. SPDY's goal is to reduce web page load times through the use of header compression, packet prioritization, and multiplexing (meaning combining multiple requests into a single connection). By default, a web browser opens an individual connection for each and every... Read more...
We probably all remember the days when a little program called Kazaa became super popular thanks to its keen ability to find music, movies, and other plunder. In fact, Internet traffic was governed by P2P for four years. However, this year HTTP traffic took the lead and has ended the P2P dominance over Internet traffic. The circle graph in the picture shows HTTP in blue and P2P in red. "Ellacoya Networks, makers of deep packet inspection gear for carriers, has pulled together some statistics on one million broadband users in North America, and its findings show that HTTP traffic accounts for 46 percent of all broadband traffic. P2P applications now account for only 37 percent." Researchers... Read more...
Hey folks, it's that wonderful time again :) If your checking in for the first time today, Marco has reviewed the Sapphire Hybrid Radeon X800 XL, so make sure to check it out. Well, I'm going to check out the review for the Corsair XMS4400 with a CAS of 2.5, dream about money I don't have, and then get a coffee. Adios! Corsair XMS4400 CAS 2.5 Review @ Club Overclocker "Corsair has been in the memory market for some years now, and their memory is getting better and better. Their memory has been a favorite on the enthusiasts market for quite a while. Today we are looking at their newest DDR memory. Corsair has added the fastest Samsung TCCD memory chips, lowered the latency and manufactured... Read more...