HTTPS Activated!

Hello! I am proud to report that HTTPS is now activated here on ColtonDRG.com. Not only is it activated, but it’s enforced, so even if you come here from a link without HTTPS, you will be automatically redirected to the secure, HTTPS enabled version! This means that all traffic to and from ColtonDRG.com will be completely secure and encrypted! For more information about what HTTPS is and how it works, read my earlier blog post about SSL. Enjoy your safer and more secure experience!

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MEGAchat – A Secure Skype Alternative

Skype annoys me at times. Actually, Skype annoys me almost all the time. I use it very frequently, but that’s because it’s the only really good way to keep in touch with my friends. I don’t particularly like Skype.

One huge concern with Skype is security and privacy. Skype is owned by Microsoft, and there is a really good chance that it is full of backdoors so that Microsoft and the NSA can listen in and record your conversations. This annoys me, not because I have something to hide, but because it’s an invasion of my privacy and a violation of my rights. Enter MEGAchat.

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SSL Blog Post

Late last night (technically it was early this morning) I posted about a ton of server problems I was having. I am happy to say that they all seem to be fixed! This is good because now I can move on, and get back to the important stuff.

Today I want to talk a little bit about SSL. SSL makes your connection to a server much more secure. If somebody performs some sort of attack on your network, if you are connecting to websites using SSL, the attacker won’t be able to see any useful information. If you are connecting without SSL, they can potentially see every single bit of data that is transferred. Yikes!
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