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What is HTTPS and SSL?
Hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the primary protocol used to send data between a web browser and a website.
Unlike HTTP, HTTPS uses encryption, to make sure that the transfer of data is as secure as possible. On a website that uses logins and purchases, HTTPS is absolutely critical.
SSL (secure socket layer) is the security protocol that creates the encrypted link between a web server and a web browser. By installing an SSL certificate onto your website, it will be HTTPS and will keep user data and information safe.
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Why is HTTPS so important?
If you don’t have HTTPS, anyone accessing your website will be greeted by a warning that your site is NOT SECURE!
Not only does this put your existing users’ data at risk, it is a sure-fire reason for new visitors to exit immediately and never come back.
By having an SSL Certificate and making sure your website is HTTPS, you give your users peace of mind that you’re keeping their data safe and that you care about their customer journey.
If you’re not sure where to start with making your website secure for your users, then get in touch today and we’ll take the necessary steps to making your site safe for all.
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Website Security FAQs
HTTPS is significantly more secure than the standard HTTP. Secure sites should automatically redirect you to HTTPS. If the website you are visiting is not HTTPS secure, then you’ll know about it. Most browsers, including Safari, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer make it glaringly obvious that you’re trying to enter an unsecure site and do everything they can to prohibit you from entering that specific website.
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HTTPS stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
HTTPS encrypts communications on your website. The encryption protocol is called the TLS, (Transport Layer Security) and makes sure that all web communications are secure by using an asymmetric public key infrastructure. This infrastructure is made up of a private and public key.
The private key is owned by the website proprietor, lives on a web server and decrypts information originally encrypted by the public key. The public key encrypts all information of anyone who wants to engage with the server in a secure way.
HTTPS basically prevents the information on your website being broadcasted to anybody who may be snooping on the network with ill intentions. If you have passwords, sensitive data, payment information and addresses entered into your site then it is imperative to have that data encrypted. If it is not, then the communication of that data is incredibly vulnerable to inception. You do not have to be an expert-level hacker to even retrieve this information from unsecure websites. There are free tools that can do it on the internet.
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