Off we trot to the Reg Library for our occasional shufti through the whitepaper section. This week we present a couple of security reports, the first inspired by our own difficulty in researching SSL certs. Beginners Guide to Digital SSL Certificates Recently, we explored the introduction of SSL certificates for reader accounts …
Whenever there's something it'll get taken.
Beg to differ Reg...
"especially sites that don't run ads, may come to different conclusions"
Whether you choose to carry ads or not, using SSL in the UK is (sadly) essential if you depend upon the web.
Unlawful use of DPI by UK ISPs can be used to strip your customers/visitors/readers from your site (by competitive intelligence gathering), rewrite your ads to steal affiliate income, or even overwrite your content/ads with 'fewer, more relevant' ads from shady Russian/Chinese/Turkish spyware developers (ahem).
And - without SSL - you have no protection. Because the UK Police, regulators, and Government don't care...
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