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Whether you’re a website owner or a website visitor, everyone wants a fast loading website which can carry out sensitive exchanges of information securely. In 2014, Google announced that it was beginning to use HTTPS as a ranking signal, signalling an increased emphasis on secure connections from the world’s biggest search engine.
… SSL (secure sockets layer) is finally the default for new blogs on Tumblr. Security engineer Josh Hixson announced the move via tweet (embedded below), crediting fellow Tumblr security engineer Kelly Lum: Thanks to @aloria, new @Tumblr blogs have SSL enabled by default! Steady progress towards a bright, HTTPS-only blog network future — Josh…
… in popularity, fraudsters are busily working on how they’ll take advantage of any weaknesses they can exploit. You don’t want it happening on your brand’s watch. Be sure that your e-commerce platform is secure, and that you’re using SSL (secure sockets layer) security if your site is self-hosted or hosted by a web developer. Also be sure your site is PCI-DSS…