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What is SSL?

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:49 am
by admin
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is an internet protocol for securing data transfer between a user’s browser and the website they are visiting.

Every internet user transfers information when they visit websites. This information can often be sensitive like payment details, credit card information, or login credentials.

Using the normal HTTP protocol means this information can be hijacked/hacked by hackers. This is where SSL or HTTPS comes in.

Websites need an SSL certificate issued by one of the recognised certificate issuing authority. This certificate is verified and highlighted in the user’s browser address bar with a padlock sign and HTTPS instead of HTTP.

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