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Dark Reading Now HTTPS

Moving a site that's more than a decade old to HTTPS has been a journey, and we're almost there.

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You may already have noticed that the Dark Reading's daily and weekly newsletters, RSS feed, tweets, and other social media posts recently began sending you to HTTPS-based links. If your bookmark was set to, it's now taking you directly to our new HTTPS-based site.

We wanted to update you on our HTTPS journey. Dark Reading's Web team over the past months and weeks has been working on getting the site converted from old-school HTTP to encrypted HTTPS. Like many news sites that have been around for more than a decade and have various HTTP assets and content, going HTTPS is not an overnight project. Nearly all of the content on Dark Reading is now HTTPS with the exception of one of our image servers, which is in the process of being migrated to HTTPS. That's why your browser isn't showing the green "Secure" padlock just yet, and you see a security message about image content.

We appreciate your patience during the conversion process. We're eager to make that last leg of our HTTPS journey, so stay tuned. The move to HTTPS is an important and strategic milestone for Dark Reading, and we are eager to fully reach it.

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User Rank: Author
9/20/2017 | 2:29:04 PM
Re: Not Showing HTTPS is being secure
Yes, it seems they still use mixed content (embbeded content from non-HTTPS sites). In this event it is still possible for attackers to inject content into the site if they are MITMing your connection. Additionally, it may be  possible for a passive individual monitoring the network to determine what article/page you are looking at based on other non-HTTPS pages that were requested. Still this is a good first step on the path to providing a fully secured experience. 
User Rank: Apprentice
9/1/2017 | 2:09:47 PM
Not Showing HTTPS is being secure
When I am this site and using chrome, I do not see the secure message like other https sites 

This is the message chrome shows when looking at the https

your connection to this site is not fully secure

Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
8/31/2017 | 5:49:49 PM
As a leading InfoSec pub, this is an important step in DR's evolution. Glad to see this update to the site!
Marilyn Cohodas
Marilyn Cohodas,
User Rank: Strategist
8/30/2017 | 9:12:53 AM
Re: HTTPS: not quite right
Thanks for calling our attention to this. We are looking into it. -The Editors
User Rank: Apprentice
8/30/2017 | 3:26:17 AM
HTTPS: not quite right
Unfortunately, when clicking the HTTPS link, I got redirected to a page stating:

Server Error in Application "WWW.DARKREADING.COM"
HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found
The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
Requested URL    ht tp:// ht tps:/
Physical Path    d:\live\web\\admin\ ht tps:\\
(without spaces between ht tp)
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