What Every Developer Must Know About HTTPS
HTTPS is an essential component of any software running on the web. This course teaches developers how to get their apps talking securely over the web, while avoiding the common pitfalls so many sites fall victim to.
What you'll learn
Securing the transport layer of any application talking over the web is becoming an absolutely essential attribute of modern software. However, HTTPS is frequently not implemented due to perceived (rather than actual) barriers and when it is, it's often done poorly. Not only that, but many modern browser features that can help streamline secure communications (and actually make it more efficient and resilient) are rarely used. In this course, What Every Developer Must Know About HTTPS, you will learn all about why you need HTTPS. First, you'll learn the many positive things that HTTPS does. Next, you'll learn about what many people perceive as barriers to HTTP adoption. Finally, you'll spend some time exploring some topics that go outside of the the basics of HTTPS. By the end of this course, you'll have a fundamental knowledge to both implement HTTPS properly from the outset and retrofit it to existing applications.
Table of contents
- Overview 3m
- The Rise and Rise of HTTPS 4m
- Understanding a Man in the Middle Attack 7m
- The Importance of Confidentiality 3m
- The Importance of Integrity 3m
- The Importance of Authenticity 4m
- Abuses of Unencrypted Traffic Are Everywhere 3m
- The (Perceived) Barriers to HTTPS 4m
- The Big Browser Shift 5m
- Summary 3m