Let’s Encrypt, an organization set up to encourage broader use of encryption on the Web, has distributed 1 million free digital certificates in just three months.
The digital certificates cover 2.5 million domains, most of which had never implemented SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security), which encrypts content exchanged between a system and a user. An encrypted connection is signified in most browsers by “https” and a padlock appearing in the URL bar.
“Much more work remains to be done before the Internet is free from insecure protocols, but this is substantial and rapid progress,” according to a blog post by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, one of Let’s Encrypt’s supporters.
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