Let's Encrypt is actually encrypting the whole Web


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Why do they want the terrorists to win? Is it because they love child pornography, or just mail-order heroin?


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I think this is the first “Let’s Encrypt” post that actually gives Mozilla equal billing with the EFF for a project Mozilla folks started (and do much of the work of running). Of course, the Wired article highlights this.


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Let’s Encrypt has been an amazing turn of events for web security. Also, it has put a dent in the authorities who have been using certs as blank checks to fleece customers. I’ve been quoted $270 a year from comodo for a cert before.


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I usually buy mine from www.sslcertificate.com for $10 a year, which is cheaper than buying from Comodo direct. That $270 might have included a dedicated IP address but that shouldn’t be more than $20-$30.

On that subject, there probably wouldn’t be enough IP(v4) addresses to go around if every site went https with a dedicated IP address but luckily browser support for SNI (which allows multiple https domains on a shared IP) is pretty good (almost everything apart from IE on XP).


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Should have specified that it included sub-domains. *.whatever.com style certs, also called wildcard certs are highway robbery.


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