Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) – WHAT ARE THEY FOR?

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SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the security technology used to establish an encrypted link. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client.

Since the beginning of the “world wide web” coders, hackers and others have been working on more and more complex ways to steal personal information like bank details, credit card information, passwords and frankly anything else they can. This stolen information can then be used to access money, intellectual property and even identities from unsuspecting people, businesses and even governments that take advantage of all that is good with the information highway.

One of the latest methods is to “scrape” information as it travels from computers to servers as it does millions of times per second, every hour of every day. Secure Sockets Layers or SSL’s are a security technology used to establish an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. Large organisations have been using SSL technology for a while. The easiest way to tell that a site has an SSL certificate is by the “https” and the green padlock symbol displayed on the left of the address bar in your browser. In years gone by this was an expensive security system to have installed on your websites and there was not a great need for it.

But times have changed. As the hackers now employ sophisticated algorithms and powerful mega-computers to run hack programs, we now have the need to secure everything that is transmitted over the web. So much so that now companies like Google rank sites higher in placement in their search engines if they are SSL Certified.

Here, at Arrested we now offer such security at costs that will surprise you. arrested-graphics-web-solutions-web-hosting-ssl-sunshine-coast

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