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Encrypted connections coming soon for all Wikipedia readers

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 15, 2015.

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    As of right now, the data that moves between Wikipedia.com and most users is unencrypted, which increases the chances that someone else may be eavesdropping on you. That, however, is about to change: On Friday, the Wikimedia Foundation announced that it’s moving its sites toward HTTPS by default, so that all data transferred between you and its servers will be encrypted.

    According to a post on the Wikimedia Blog, you can expect all visits to Wikimedia sites like Wikipedia, Wiktionary, and Wikimedia Commons to be encrypted sometime in the next couple of weeks. (As it stands right now, only logged-in users get encrypted connections to Wikimedia’s servers.)

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