Wordpress - Breaking News!

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I use google alerts to alert me about anything wordpress and this alert just dropped in my mailbox.

WordPress Turns On Encryption For All Hosted Websites And Blogs

Encryption is now rolling out across every website and blog under the WordPress umbrella, turning HTTP to HTTPS and those blank pages on the left side of the URL to secured green locks.
Basically, what all this means for the users is that they'll be safe from security breaches, intruders, prying eyes, cookie theft and anything else along those lines. That's not all they're getting out of the whole deal, though, as Google loves websites with HTTPS. In other words, their blogs and websites will have greater visibility and better ranking in the search engine.


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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Hope
    This is good of them to do, but just to clarify, this is for domains hosted at wordpress.com - either subdomains or custom domains. It doesn't automatically apply to Wordpress sites hosted elsewhere.

    Also, continue to exercise good security practices regardless of where you are hosting. Don't be lulled into a false sense of security by this statement in the linked article:

    "Basically, what all this means for the users is that they'll be safe from security breaches, intruders, prying eyes, cookie theft and anything else along those lines. "

    That implies there will be no more hacks of Wordpress sites due to this change, and that's just not the case.
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  • Profile picture of the author nwik
    Wow. It's a good thing if it is really happening.

    I saw the other day on one of the other blog sites that they are doing exact the same thing you said.

    It's better that way. For the user's security.
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  • Profile picture of the author semahsedut
    wow..this is a good news ... more security n less spam
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