Plex Just Got a Whole Lot More Secured With HTTPS
Using Plex is always fun but the best part about it is the support it gets when it comes to fixing issues and adding new features. Plex got its latest update which doesn’t really add anything in terms of new features, but it has made the streaming experience a whole lot better.
Free SSL certificates for media servers are now added thanks to a team effort by Plex and Digicert. Plex server is now capable of using top-grade encryption.
So what does this mean exactly? Firstly, the top-grade encryption will make it hard to snoop on your streams, while your Plex box is more secure from hackers.
When we first started our little operation so many years ago, the Internet was a much kinder and gentler place. Needless to say, times have changed. In today’s Internet security climate, it’s a laughable offense if every packet leaving and entering your network is not encrypted, its recipient verified.
The good news is that you won’t see any difference in how the system works, you can keep using Plex as you normally do. The only difference you will notice in an “https” with a green lock on your address bar.
Things are much more secure and locked down behind the scenes.
You will have to update Plex Media Server software to version 0.9.12.3, in order to make sure you are on the new https connection.
Visit the official Plex blog for more details.