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Start-up CloudFlare to offer free HTTPS encryptions for websites
Start-up CloudFlare to offer free HTTPS encryptions for websites

CloudFlare, a San Francisco start-up that offers cloud-based optimization and online cybersecurity protection, said it plans to offer websites free encrypted HTTPS connections. HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, is an encrypted connection between a user's computer and website's servers that prevents hackers from stealing sensitive information, such as a Web user's login and password. About 2 million websites, including Facebook, Amazon and most banks, already use HTTPS connections, but there are hundreds of millions of other websites that do not. After the disclosure of a major Russian hacking ring, Google this week announced that it will give more...

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