Tumblr caves in and releases HTTPS for all blogs

Tumblr has finally decided to roll out HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) across its network for all the accounts.

In a short post on its official engineering page, the company announced that all Tumblr blogs would now be enabled with web encryption setting. The HTTPS will be toggled on by default.

Tumblr is owned by Verizon and boats over 464 million users. Today, it ranks at number 44 in the top 100 sites based on Alexa traffic data.

However, before it implemented the HTTPS, the website was the highest ranked site that had not yet enabled the HTTPS. The company, in its official statement also admitted that the switch-over was ‘long-over-due.’

The HTTP is a standard protocol used by the World Wide Web to define how messages are formatted and sent through various servers and browsers. The added ‘S’ is an extension of the former that implements ‘security’ measures on the websites. The sites enabled with HTTPS protects the user’s data from being intercepted or compromised by bad actors over the servers. Millions of websites have recently embraced the new standard of web encryption and finally…Tumblr has too.

In a long-overdue launch, after several iterations, Tumblr is finally enabling HTTPS  onall Tumblrs account!
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