Thursday 17 March 2016

Google Announces To Add Worldwide HTTPS Info To Transparency Report

Google Announces To Add Worldwide HTTPS Info To Transparency Report

Google Announces To Add Worldwide HTTPS Info To Transparency Report

To track the progress of the Internet's encryption efforts, Google has launched a transparency report. It can consider as the another shot in Crypto Wars 2. The aim of the Google behind doing this is to support of the general push to have encryption available everywhere.

In Google universe, the HTTPS is only 100 percent of traffic; Chocolate Factory explained in its security blog post

Only 75% of Search, Drive, Gmail, Blogger and advertising traffic over HTTPs served from Google domains is currently encrypted, excluding the YouTube traffic.

The company said that "Every week the Google will be updating the report,"

Second is looking at Certificate Transparency. In Certificate Transparency users can check the validity of the certificate and can also check that whether the certificate is being used properly or not by a public search interface.

As the information presented by the Certificate Transparency Log Viewer is far from Joe-Sixpack-friendly, so Google have to do more work on this. It is also useful to know that, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's certificates are current and expire on March 22 of 2016, the report puts it like this:

C=US, O=DigiCert Inc, OU=com.digicert.www, CN=DigiCert SHA2 High Assurance Server CA

The Register expects a bit of UX work to happen in its cert-check Website, as they know that the Google's working hard on presenting user security information. Google also checks the HTTPS status of sites it reckons account for about 25 percent of traffic on the Internet. 

The page reports the list of the sites on which the modern TLS configurations are running along with the reports on top sites defaulting to HTTPS, sites with HTTPS available but not as the default config, and sites that fail the HTTPS test.


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