SSL Certs and Secure web/mail
Q - What is an SSL Cert and How does it work?
A - SSL stands for "Secure Sockets Layer". SSL Definition; Secure Sockets Layer is a protocol designed to enable applications (in this case your website or email) to transmit information back and forth securely.
How does SSL work? SSL works using encrytion (typically 12b bit). When sending data that needs to be secure like credit card information it is encrypted using a special digital encryption key assigned to it by a Certification Authority in the form of a Certificate. Once it has a unique key of its own, you can establish a secure connection using the SSL protocol. In order to read the data you will need this key, hence making the transfer of data secure.
SSL certificates are mainly required on websites that take credit card information or other information that needs to be secure.
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