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New Web Code to Reveal When You’re Blocked by Censorship

Web status codes are sent by websites to give you a summary when you attempt to access them, from the classic 404 error telling you that there is no content found, to less subtle ones like…

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reddit Ditches HTTP Goes All In HTTPS

Starting June 29th, popular site reddit will be enforcing HTTPS compliance with all of its traffic. Plaintext HTTP traffic will be rejected by the site starting on that date. HTTPS will be supported by HSTS to make…

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These Eight Characters Crash Skype

Users have found a rather interesting bug in the popular voice and video calling application, Skype. The problem (now fixed in an update) caused skype to crash when you sent “http://:” via an instant message. Once…

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Firefox 37 to Encrypt Non-HTTPS Traffic

Mozilla is making great strides towards making user experience as secure as possible, and with the release of Firefox 37 it brings HTTP encryption, without a need for HTTPS, the standard security layer for communications protocol…

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GitHub Gets Hit by the Biggest DDoS Attack in Site’s History

GitHub, the popular website used for projects spanning from game engines to security applications and even web app frameworks, is apparently suffering the biggest DDoS attack in the website’s history, which they believe to originate from…

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HTTP/2, The First HTTP Update Since 1999, Is Complete

HTTP, the fundamental internet protocol used to transmit formatted data across the web, is getting its first update in 16 years. The new standard, HTTP/2, was completed on Wednesday, according to Mark Nottingham, Chair of IETF…

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Chrome to Be Faster Thanks to New HTTP Protocol

When Google launched Chrome, they intended to bring a faster web browsing experience. To do this they developed their own protocol known as SPDY. With the next version of HTTP, HTTP/2, being close to fully standardized,…