Bloomberg announced Monday that Bloomberg.com and all sites in its network are transitioning to HTTPS.
The process will be complete by the end of 2016.
Eric Schvimmer, head of engineering for Bloomberg’s consumer-facing web sites, explains why making the change – which Bloomberg expects to complete by the end of 2016 – benefits users, and why Bloomberg is among a select few major media sites that have implemented the change:
Q: How does moving to HTTPS actually make it safer for users?
A: Two fold: first by having an encrypted session between the user and us via HTTPS it insures that no one can intercept the session and monitor what the user is seeing – this is often called a man in the middle attack.
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