Don’t Get Hacked ~SSL is important for a secure website.
Is your website secure? Is your clients data protected? You need to take steps to secure your website
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SSL certified websites are encrypted to ensure that any data passed through the website is not interrupted. That means the website is secure and your clients are protected.
The SSL Handshake Process to securing your website
Secure Socket Layers are secure encryption that can be trusted. When establishing an SSL handshake there are three keys that set up the connection, the public, private, and session key. When connecting to a SSl (https) site, browsers request identification from the site itself. The server sends the ssl certification which includes the servers public keys. Browsers then check the certification, if the browser verifies the certification it will create and send session keys using the server’s public key. The server decrypts the key and starts an encrypted session .
This all happens before your connect to the site. By the time the page is loaded, all information passed on https (ssl) sites is encrypted and trusted to send data to the party without third party breaches.
SSL is only the beginning to securing your website
Keep in mind that this is just one of the many steps that needs to be taken, especially when collecting customer data. If you have any type of input being entered into your website — like for contact forms, subscriptions, or payments you should take further measures to secure your website. Other securing measures for websites include blocking SQL inject, firewalls, and password protection.