Drugs.com is pleased to announce the introduction of full HTTPS encryption for all web site visitors. With this significant and important change, nearly 70 million monthly visitors will have access to critical health and medicine information in a safe, secure and private environment.
Why HTTPS Encryption?
Almost everything you do on the Internet leaves a digital trail.
The HTTPS protocol (or SSL) is a much more secure version of HTTP. It creates an encrypted connection between your computer and Drugs.com to ensure the integrity and security of transmitted data. HTTPS encryption makes it more difficult for third parties to monitor and intercept internet browser activity.
The first Major Consumer Medicine Publisher to Switch 100% to HTTPS
According to ComScore (April 2016), Drugs.com is the first mainstream health information publisher to switch to full HTTPS encryption.
Protecting the privacy of our customers is extremely important to Drugs.com. For some time now we have provided HTTPS encryption for signed-in users, and now it’s turned on by default for all site visitors – no exceptions.
More Technical Stuff
With this update, Drugs.com is also fully HTTP/2 compliant. As well as adding full encryption via HTTPS, HTTP/2 improves the way servers communicate with browsers, which means faster transfer speeds and less computing power. Finally, all downstream third party analytics and advertising services must now also be HTTPS, which further improves end user privacy and security.