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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1594 Free SSL providers spark unprecedented growth in encrypted traffic
If recent telemetry from Mozilla is indeed representative of the Internet, then it would appear that half of all traffic in transit is encrypted, a more than 10 percent jump from last December.

The emergence of free Certificate Authorities such as Let’s Encrypt, and similar gratis HTTPS certificate services offered by Cloudflare, Amazon and others has resulted in unprecedented growth of encrypted traffic.

“SSL was too difficult for too long, and in the last year, it’s gotten a lot easier,” said Josh Aas, executive director of the Internet Security Research Group and former Mozilla developer. “A lot of people know they want to use SSL, but the cost and difficulty has been a problem.”
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