The Senate has finished encrypting all its websites

It took a year to complete the migration, but it's finally done.


Google would approve of the Senate's latest security move: according to ZDNet, it has just finished encrypting its main website and all its Senators' pages. You'll now see a small lock in their address bars when you visit, along with the HTTPS protocol indicative of encrypted websites. They're what tells you that you're on the right page and not on some copycat's that's trying to steal your info. ZDNet says it took the Senate a year to complete the migration, since its IT department had to migrate everything on its own. It received no help from any of America's agencies like the executive branch did when the White House wanted to make HTTPS a standard for all federal websites.

We're way past the point wherein only bank and email portals need to be encrypted. You'll hear more and more cases of security breaches every day, and encrypting websites is now cheaper than ever. Google has been pushing the web to switch to the HTTPS protocol by slowly but surely limiting unencrypted destinations on Chrome. The browser now warns you whenever you visit a non-HTTPs site and even whenever you type anything into an unencrypted page if you insist on visiting it anyway. Google's ultimate goal is to flag everything on the web that doesn't use encryption, which clearly won't be a problem for the Senate anymore.