Secure vs. cleartext protocols - couple of interesting stats, (Mon, Mar 2nd)

For a very long time, there has been a strong effort aimed toward moving all potentially sensitive network-based communications from unencrypted protocols to the secure and encrypted ones. And with the recently released APWG report noting that 74% of phishing sites used HTTPS in the last quarter of 2019[1] and Apple’s supposed plan to start supporting only TLS certificates with no more than one year period of validity[2], I thought that this might be a good time to take a look the current protocol landscape on the internet. Specifically at how the support for protocols, which offer cryptographic protection to data in transit, has changed in relation to support of cleartext protocols in the last months.

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