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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1003 Let’s Encrypt celebrates big HTTPS milestone
Certificate authority Let’s Encrypt is celebrating a major milestone in the young nonprofit’s existence issuing its 5 millionth certificate this month. Let’s Encrypt launched to the general public just seven months ago.

“Our goal is to get the entire web 100 percent HTTPS,” said Josh Aas, executive director for the Internet Security Research Group, the nonprofit that helped launch Let’s Encrypt. “By adding 5 million certificates, representing 7 million unique domains, we are now within reach of encrypting 50 percent of all internet traffic,” Aas said in an interview with Threatpost.

In December 2015, according to data culled from Firefox telemetry, roughly 39.5 percent of Firefox browser page loads were protected by HTTPS connections. Today the number is 45 percent.
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#1007 Google launches Android programming course for absolute beginners
#1006 Apple’s official statement on why the iOS 10 kernel is not encrypted
#1005 WordPress security update patches two dozen flaws
#1004 Unpatched remote code execution flaw exists in Swagger
#1003 Let’s Encrypt celebrates big HTTPS milestone
#1002 Hackers would like to join your LinkedIn network - and you'd probably accept them
#1001 McAfee Labs: Threats Report (PDF)
#1000 ‘GODLESS’ mobile malware uses multiple exploits to root devices
#999 Firm pays $950,000 penalty for using WiFi signals to secretly track phone users
#998 Advantech patches WebAccess remote code execution flaws
#997 Ransomware a two-year nightmare in the making
#996 Nuclear, Angler exploit kit activity has disappeared
#995 Patched libarchive vulnerabilities have big reach
#994 154 million voter records exposed, revealing gun ownership, Facebook profiles, and more
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