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Hacked in a public space? Thanks, HTTPS

Ben Tasker Silver badge

Some go further that that and are included on a list pre-baked into the browsers. So on a virgin install of Chrome (for example), if you enter it should change to HTTPS without bothering to try port 80.

Helps to remove the inherent risk in just HSTS when talking about users who're visiting your site for the first time.

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