Lately, there have been good news and bad news in terms of internet security and online data protection. In reference to good news, last week Google announced it will request all sites under its TLDs (top-level domains) to implement the HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) protocol. This means more secure internet browsing for all. Well, this is just the beginning because Google plans to perform this security policy to 45 TLDs. However, the company also said that it is expecting to see more TLDs on the list.
In addition, this new safety shield will include other Google services such as Google Alerts, Analytics and Maps.
What is HSTS and why is it good for you?
The typical online browser behavior is this: you visit websites, read a lot of content and communicate through mails, social media platforms, etc. Unfortunately, what you do online can sometimes be intercepted by others.