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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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Nov 2014 @ 1:33pm

    Re: Re:

    Well, you know, you could read the fine link. It says there

    "nyone who owns a domain can get a certificate validated for that domain at zero cost."

    and there is

    https://letsencrypt.org/howitworks/technology/

    and a repository on github

    https://github.com/letsencrypt/acme-spec

    Though I expect it may change as launch approaches.

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