Lets Encrypt: Some time ago most sites were not secured with Security Layer Security encryption (TLS). Because the internet started with HTTP instead of HTTPS. So today, 81% of websites worldwide use the HTTPS protocol. This percentage has reached 91% in the US.
Let's Encrypt just issued the billionth security certificate.
"The Internet is a complex space nowadays, and it is very difficult for consumers to control their data. The only reliable strategy to ensure that the personal data and information of each of us is protected during our web browsing is encryption. ”
It should be noted here that Let's Encrypt did not only provide free certificates TLS all over the world, but also made use of them very easy. The automatic process was made possible with ACME protocol (Automatic Certificate Management Environment).
The ACME today an IETF standard, RFC 8555 and automates the creation of public key infrastructure certificates (PKI), enabling the rapid creation of millions of security certificates.
Thanks to ACME, Let Encrypt currently serves nearly 200 million websites with two new employees and a 28% increase in its budget from June 2017.
However, as easy as it is for each of us to issue a security certificate for a page of ours, it is just as easy for malicious users to try to place "tampered" pages as safe.
By automating certificates TLS, Let's Encrypt is said to facilitate them substantially malicious users who want to launch "secure" websites. to obtain safe locations. For example, hackers have been able to forge certificates to help hide malicious websites like pages from major companies such as Apple, Google and PayPal because each site can obtain a certificate. TLS.
In short: just because you can log in to a site securely does not mean that the site itself is secure.
So Let's Encrypt is currently working to further improve the quality of its security.
For example, it has recently enhanced domain validation methods. It is a process used by all certification authorities TLS to ensure that the person requesting a certificate is actually the owner of the domain for which he or she wishes it.
But despite the problem mentioned above, Let's Encrypt (a non-profit company) seems to have done a very good job on the world wide web.