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Public Wi-Fi Security

Public Wi-Fi Security

Today in our current world we have access to free public wifi practically around ever corner street. Most cafes and restaurants offer free public WiFi to just about anyone. What people fail to realize is that technology is no different in the public compared to people being in public.

Let’s create a real life use case. You could be taking a nice stroll down at your local park. When someone comes by and starts taking photo’s of you and others at the park. They know have “access” to an image of you without your knowledge. But, (more…)

Forcing HTTPS on Websites (.htaccess)

HTTPS Site Wide

So, I wanted to write up a quick tutorial on using HTTPS globally or on certain directories of a website.

I had a friend asking me about how they could force HTTPS throughout their whole website. So, I listed a tutorial below to do so and he was able to accomplish HTTPS site wide.

Now, there are multiple ways this can be achieved. In the case of my friend he was on a shared hosting web server. Therefore,  shared webhosting users normally will not have access to modify the apache config files.

So that leaves us with a simple solution (htaccess) that all users can make use of fairly easily. All it required is a file edit or creation of a file and the ability to FTP or upload it to your web root directory.

What is an htaccess file?

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