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It can’t all be bad news for security in 2019, can it?
Well, it can, but it probably won’t, according to the Certificate Authority Security Council (CASC), which predicts that by the end of next year all but a small fraction of global HTTP traffic will be safeguarded by SSL/TLS encryption.
“According to Firefox telemetry, 77 percent of all page loads via Firefox are now encrypted, and the number continues to rise,” the organization says in an official statement. “Our prediction is that this number will reach 90 percent by the end of 2019.”
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