THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING SSL CERTIFICATE
Have you noticed that some URLs starts with “HTTP://” or “HTTPS://”? The extra “S” on the URL means you are browsing a website that requires you to provide sensitive information; a good example is when you’re paying bills online or the E-commerce website
What “s” does it mean?
The extra “S” means your relationship to that website is encrypted meaning the hackers can’t intercept or catch any of your data. It’s also allow your customer to trust your website with their personal information during their online transaction. It is called SSL which stands for SECURE SOCKET LAYER.
What is SSL?
SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remain private.”
Why is it important
- – Encrypt Information
- – Provide Authentication
- – Necessary for accepting Payments
- – Guards against Phishing
- – Improves customer trust
How can I be notify if a website has SSL?
When you visit a website with SSL, there are differences that display within the browser. The URL is “HTTPS://” and NOT “HTTP://”, you will see a little padlock icon in the URL Bar, it show up on the left side of the URL, you can click it to read the company information that provide the certificate.
Even if a website has the HTTPS and Padlock on the URL, make sure that the certificate is valid. The SSL Certificate has an expiration that would cause your connection unsecured. To check the validity of their certificate, click the padlock logo and the validity period information will be shown.
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