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Year 2016 Sees Record Deployment Of HTTPS By Firefox, Chrome
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12/27/2016 | 1:04:04 PM
The Cost of the "S" in HTTPS
Always the Devil's advocate, I've spent some time reading differing perspectives on widespread use of HTTPS.  I support it, of course, as I am a supporter of the EFF.  However, as papers such as "The Cost of the 'S' in HTTPS" (David Naylor, Alessandro Finamore, Ilias Leontiadis, Yan Grunenberger, Marco Mellia, Maurizio Munafò, Konstantina Papagiannaki and Peter Steenkiste 2014), we must remember that all things come at a cost.  There is the cost of upstream data increase due to removal of caching, which in turn costs energy.  The cost of add-ons for decryption and HTTPS handling, etc.  Perhaps this is a new industry in the making to permanently make the gap between cost to add the "S" or not is no longer an issue, but until that solution is presented we must remember there is a cost to the "S" in HTTPS, but what that is still needs to be fully quantified.


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