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MICROSOFT BRINGS HSTS TO WINDOWS 7 AND 8.1


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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 05:34 PM

MICROSOFT BRINGS HSTS TO WINDOWS 7 AND 8.1
 
by Michael Mimoso   June 10, 2015 , 11:47 am
 
In the midst of a relatively light Patch Tuesday, Microsoft yesterday introduced an extra measure of security for users running Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 machines: HSTS. Short for HTTP Strict Transport Security, HSTS is a browser header that forces any sessions sent over HTTP to be sent instead over HTTPS based on a preloaded list of sites supporting the protocol.