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Microsoft brings HSTS to Windows 7 and 8.1


Threatpost - (International) Microsoft released patches introducing Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to users running Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 and 8.1, in an effort to increase security against man-in-the-middle (MitM) Web sessions and attacks using invalid digital certificates. The protocol forces HTTP sessions to be sent over HTTP Secure (HTTPS) connections according to a list of preloaded sites supporting it.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:27