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Smashing Security #088: 'PayPal’s Venmo app even makes your drug purchases public'
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4 comments on “Smashing Security podcast #088: PayPal’s Venmo app even makes your drug purchases public”
You might be all excited by this HTTPS thing but for ordinary people who did their own websites with limited knowledge, it's really annoying. They must rely on free limited service like Cloudflare or pay extra cash, yearly to have this service. For example, with Global Sign, it would cost me £70 per year. There is no easy option for "ordinary people"…
Someone's ripping you off Stephane if you're having to pay £70 for HTTPS. Maybe it's worth you looking at an option like Cloudflare, or (if you're a bit more geeky) Lets Encrypt.
Yes, I actually decided to use Cloudflare as I'm not geeky at all but now I always fear that if there is a problem with Cloudflare's servers that my website won't be accessible…
I wouldn't worry too much. If Cloudflare has a problem then tens of millions of other websites will suffer the same glitch as you.