HTTPS faster than HTTP ?!

It’s possible that some users may even find that the HTTPS version of a web site is faster than HTTP. This can happen if they sit behind a coporate HTTP proxy that normal intercepts, examines and records web traffic. An HTTPS connection will often just be forwarded as a simple TCP connection through the proxy because HTTPS traffic cannot be intercepted. It’s this bypassing that can lead to improved performance.


I can actually confirm this to be true in some cases. Even worse is that people might think that HTTPS prevents corporate from sniffing - that is not always the case 🙂

TrueCrypt insecure?

There is a warning on the homepage of truecrypt

>WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues

More info:

Alternatives: (forking or actually continuing the development) (truecrypt fork)

TrueCrypt's audit in pdf: