I've been excited ever since first hearing the news that Internet Society, Mozilla, EFF and others had gotten together to create an easy, free, open system for issuing TLS (aka SSL) certificates. Today the service is finally open for public beta and of course I switched all my domains immediately. Here's how I did it.
I will be at the 2014 OpenWest conference with a presentation titled "Secure Your VoIP with Asterisk and Kamailio". Looks like they have me penciled in for 3pm on May 9th. Watch the schedule for changes and take a look at all the other awesome talks as well. I've attended and presented a number of times at OpenWest (aka UTOSC) and it's always a great venue.
Since changing my website to be only available via TLS, I've noticed a dramatic decrease in page loads. Most of the missing hits seem to be ones I didn't want anyway, comment spammers and other wastes of electrons. So could TLS be a short-term solution to spam?
TLS has always been enabled, but with a self-signed certificate. I finally went out and got a proper certificate so now I feel better enabling HTTPS as the default. You may still find some HTTP content here or there as I finish the conversion.