Posts Tagged ‘secure connection’

Firefox Blocks Weak Diffie-Hellman Keys

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

If you manage a web site that supports encryption, it’s time to make sure that your Diffie-Hellman keys are up to snuff.

Mozilla announced on September 30, 2016 that it made the decision to enforce stronger Diffie-Hellman keys in the Firefox web browser. Firefox users who visit websites that use weak — now less than1023 bits — will see a connection error message in the web browser instead of the actual site.


Google Redirects Your Search to Https? Change It!

Monday, October 24th, 2011

This is a useful tip for Google users who are having problems with Google’s new HTTPS search format …

Logged in Google users who do not follow the news as closely as the majority of Ghacks visitors may have noticed that Google started to redirect their searches on from http to https automatically.


How to Force HTTPS Connections

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Here’s an extremely useful tip for those who are concerned with security and privacy …

The Firefox add-on Firesheep has demonstrated the vulnerability of insecure connections with a bang. Users who use an unencrypted connection to access sites and services on public networks may have their information recorded by other users who record the network traffic. To put it in layman terms: You may be vulnerable to this kind of data snooping if you see http and not https in your browser’s address bar.