EFF, Others Launch New Free Security Certificate Authority To 'Dramatically Increase Encrypted Internet Traffic'

from the very-cool dept

The EFF and Mozilla along with some others, have teamed up to announce "Let's Encrypt" which is a new, free, certificate authority that is hoping to dramatically increase encrypted internet traffic when it launches next summer. The effort is being overseen by the Internet Security Research Group, which is the non-profit coalition of folks contributing to this effort. Not only is the effort going to offer free certificates, but also make it much easier to enable encryption.
We've argued for a long time about the importance of increasing encryption online, so it's great to see this effort.

Filed Under: certificate authority, encryption, https, let's encrypt, security, ssl
Companies: cisco, eff, internet security research group, mozilla


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    Violated (profile), 19 Nov 2014 @ 7:46am

    This is something one of my own sites need when your common certificate validation services seem a bit expensive where an annual subscription seems criminal.

    I can understand the EFF's point when many site owners when stuck between a large annual fee and to go cost free no encryption can choose the latter.

    Even if the EFF do charge a one off fee then any site owners would be very happy indeed. It is only a bitch we need to wait until the summer but I am all ears.

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