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Securing HTTPS by using HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

Securing HTTPS by using HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

A little while ago I was writing about configuring SSL/HTTPS to secure my own website. In the meantime, I read about some “interesting” experiments the Chinese government seems to be running with Github, which reminded me of the equally nasty shenanigans employed by otherwise respectable ISPs (40% government owned by the way) in Romania a couple of years ago. I therefore realised there was still some work to do to configure things...

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Moving Server and SSL Fun

Moving Server and SSL Fun

I‘ve been a bit quiet lately, but that was because of all the work going on behind-the-scenes. I just finished the move of all the websites and mail domains I host to a new server which should provide plenty of muscle for years to come. I also took this opportunity to configure SSL with proper certificates for my pages and a couple of other sites I host. This was initially triggered by Google’s sudden decision to enforce strict SSL...

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  • Christianity: An invisible and all-knowing friend of mine made our male ancestor out of dirt, and made our female ancestor out of his rib, but our ancestors were tempted by a snake which was actually an enemy of my invisible friend and they ate a forbidden apple, so now all of us go to burn forever after we die unless we believe that my friend’s son’s blood is on us and in us and that this son died and rose zombie-like from the dead and floated up to heaven and sent his ghost to live inside of us. He is coming soon! Biblical Errancy list