Chishiki 2015-05-01 06:07:50
Mozilla has announced plans to stop creating new browser features and gradually phase out existing ones for insecure websites, particularly features that pose security risks to people browsing websites not secured by a certificate. Overall, I think it is good, but forcing even the smallest website owners and web server admins to purchase and install security certificates may lead to a less democratic web. One challenge will be keeping that overhead from becoming a barrier to sharing data. Larger organizations may also have problems upgrading and integrating legacy systems dependent on networks with a bunch of subdomains or microsites. I can certainly see the merits of encrypting everything, and organizations will evolve, but it is obvious that this move to a secure web will not happen overnight.