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39: HTTPS | Deliver some dog justice

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This episode we tackle HTTPS. What it is, what's changed over the years, and why you should be using it now. We also touch on HTTP/2 where relevant and talk about some ways to make the jump to HTTPS if you've not done so already. We reference info from a lot of sites, links are in the show notes on our website.

Mark's Toolstar is Why No Padlock, a web service for easily and quickly identifying insecure site content that might prohibit a browser from displaying a 'secure' padlock symbol in the address bar:
https://www.whynopadlock.com/check.php

My track for the Relative Paths Playlist is the Dave Morley remix of 'Kinetic' by Golden Girls. Apollo Records, 1993. It's cheesy and long. Sorry...

Marks's track is 'Decisions' by Taylor McFerrin feat. Emily King, from the 2014 collaborative album 'Early Riser'. This one's going on our Alt playlist.

The original Jukebox is on Spotify at https://relativepaths.uk/pl
You can find the Alt Jukebox on Spotify at https://relativepaths.uk/altpl

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The music we use for various intro bits, stings and outro is ‘Vitreous Detachment’ by Origamibiro, used with kind permission.

- Ben

HTTPS Usage Statistics:
http://trends.builtwith.com/ssl/SSL-by-Default

What Is HTTPS?:
https://sayyestohttps.org/what-is-https/

HTTP vs HTTPS Speed Test:
https://www.httpvshttps.com/

HTTPS' Massive Speed Advantage:
https://www.troyhunt.com/i-wanna-go-fast-https-massive-speed-advantage/

Service Worker API:
https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/API/Service_Worker_API

Depreciating Non-Secure HTTP:
https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2015/04/30/deprecating-non-secure-http/

Getting Ready For HTTP2:
https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/02/getting-ready-for-http2/

Let's Encrypt:
https://letsencrypt.org/

Redirect HTTP To HTTPS:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13977851/htaccess-redirect-to-https-www

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) In .htaccess:
https://varvy.com/pagespeed/hsts.html

Redirect and HSTS In .htaccess:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37767031/301-redirect-and-hsts-in-htaccess

Risks of HSTS and Preloading:
https://www.tunetheweb.com/blog/dangerous-web-security-features/

SEO Tips and Tricks for Using HTTPS on Your Website (Ignore the bit about protocol relative URLs though!!):
https://moz.com/blog/seo-tips-https-ssl

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