Today, the issue of security on the Internet is a priority. Every day e-commerce is developing, more and more services are provided on the Internet. To obtain some services, users must provide their personal data, which can not but scare some of them. Everyone knows about the possible risk of interception of personal and secret data, and for normal work on the Internet you need to take care of the security of data transmission.
SSL data transfer protocol is a cryptographic protocol that protects data transmission on the Internet. Often it is used in conjunction with thecommon hypertext transfer protocol http. You can find out whether SSL is used on the visited site by the suffix “s” the transfer protocol will be https. To use SSL encryption, the site owner must have an SSL certificate.
What gives an ordinary user the presence of an SSL certificate? When using SSL, data is transmitted in encrypted form. For encryption, 40-, 56-, or 128-bit cryptographic keys are used. Even if an intruder intercepts your personal data, he will not be able to read them without a key. The easiest 40-bit key can be decrypted in 24 hours. Therefore, having seen the connection via the https protocol, you can not worry about your data.
SSL certificate is needed for:
protect your data;
protect your brand;
protect your site;
Most users want more proof of security than the “s” suffix and the image of the lock in the address bar. But, statistics show that most users consider their information protected by seeing the sign of using encryption.
It is also worth paying attention to the fact that there are several types of SSL certificates. He might be:
signed by a certificate authority that is not trusted;
signed by a trusted certificate authority.
In the first two cases, the browser will warn you that the certificate is not reliable. In the latter case, the certificate authority verifies the data when issuing the certificate and confirms that:
The site is owned by the company referred to.
This company actually exists.
All information the company works with is verified by the CA.
Therefore, to conduct an online business, obtaining an SSL certificate is a prerequisite.
If you have any difficulties or something in the work of sites you do not understand, you can use the services of specialists of the company HostCiti.