Pornhub Added HTTPS Encryption to Protect Users


Corey Price, the VP of Pornhub, said that the website has switched to HTTPS for security purposes.

In the wake of the scandal focused on selling browser history, many website administrators have decided to up their encryption protocols. According to a statement issued by Corey Price, the VP of Pornhub, the website has started to switch to the more secure HTTPS protocol in the hope of protecting the user’s browsing history.

Pornhub is Doing What?

As you know, certain Internet Service Providers can sell your browsing history to shady deal of a truck full of money. Now, if you’re one of those people with a bland search history, you have nothing to fear. However, if you’re one of those who gets bored easily on a Saturday night and tunes into sites such as Pornhub or YouPorn just to spice up things a bit, then it would be awkward for other people to find out what you’ve search for in matters of adult videos.

Now, in the wake of this major scandal which enveloped the whole Internet, more and more website owners have decided to upgrade their security protocols by switching to HTTPS. It would appear that Pornhub is the first adult video hosting website to implement this change.

Enhanced Security, Better Experience

So, what’s up with HTTPS and how does it protect me? As you might now, HTTPS security protocols can encrypt the ongoing connection between your browser of choice and the server. Although this doesn’t mean that you’re fully invisible, it does prevent other Internet Service Providers from seeing and stealing your browsing history.

Apart from the increased security, there are other benefits to switching from HTTP to HTTPS. According to many online experts, HTTPS security protocols greatly increase page loading, and the extra layer or protection keeps most malware elements at bay.

Basically, if someone were, let’s say, take a closer look at what you’ve been searching for on adult website such as Pornhub, they will only see that you’ve just visited the website, but not what you searched for on it.

With this new extra layer of security in place, Corey Price, the VP of Pornhub, declared that users will now be able to browse the site’s more than generous 5-million video library without having to think about that somebody may be stealing his or her browsing history.

Well, it would appear that thanks to a couple of users who lost some their history to a couple of shady ISPs, the Internet has become a safer place again. What’s next?

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About Cliff Jenkins Scott

Cliff likes to describe himself as made for the hard road. Freelancing is taking off across the world. And yet, valuable opportunities are hard to find he thinks, particularly when it comes to writing. After graduating with an MA degree in Communication as a major and Technology and Writing as minors, Cliff decided to give his own website hosting creative writing a boost and engage in an overwhelming number of projects, all of them focused on writing. He didn’t look for a quick burnout, but his eagerness to learn as much as possible as rapidly as possible kept him going.