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A Beginner’s Guide to SSL

by John Doe

What is SSL: 

SSL is a system that helps keep information safe when it is sent from one computer to another. It stands for “Secure Sockets Layer” and it does this by creating a secure connection between the two computers. This means that the information can’t be read by anyone else who might be listening in on the connection.

SSL is used all over the internet, for example when you buy something online or when you log in to your bank account.

How SSL Certificate Works:

When you visit a website, your browser establishes a secure connection with the web server. This secure connection is established using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. SSL encrypts the data that is exchanged between your browser and the web server, ensuring that your privacy is protected. SSL is used by all major browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

SSL is a security protocol that encrypts communications between a web browser and a web server. This helps to ensure the privacy of the data that is being transmitted, as well as to verify the identity of the web server. SSL works by adding a layer of security to the communication process. This layer uses cryptography to encrypt the data that is being transmitted. The cryptographic keys are unique to each session, and they are used to decrypt the data at the other end. In addition, SSL also verifies the identity of the web server. This is done by checking the digital certificate that is issued by the server. The certificate contains information about the server, such as its name and address. It also includes a public key, which can be used to verify the signature on the certificate.

Types Of SSL Certificates:

There are a number of types of SSL certificates, each with its own advantages and use cases, depending on the certificate authority. If you want to get to the bottom of what distinguishes a certificate issued and issued by a given company, the authentication level it assurances is but one distinguishing aspect.

– Domain Validation (DV) is the most common type of SSL/TLS certificate. It is also the least expensive. With a DV certificate, the only validation that is done is to verify that the domain name matches the name on the certificate. No other information about the company or organization is checked.

– Extended Validation (EV) certificates are more expensive than DV certificates, but they provide a higher level of security. In order to get an EV certificate, the company or organization must complete a more extensive verification process. This includes verifying the legal existence of the company or organization, checking for criminal records, and confirming that all contact information is accurate.

– Organization Validation (OV) certificates are similar to EV certificates, but they do not include as extensive of a verification process.

Benefits Of Using SSL:

SSL provides a number of benefits for both website owners and users, including:

Confidentiality: Information transmitted between the user’s browser and the website is encrypted, ensuring that only the intended recipient can read it.

Authentication: The user is able to verify the identity of the website owner, helping to ensure that they are not inadvertently providing sensitive information to a malicious party.

Integrity: The integrity of the data being transmitted is protected, ensuring that it has not been tampered with in transit.

Conslusion: In conclusion, we need to be more vigilant about the security of our data. We need to encrypt our emails, use strong passwords, and be careful about what we share online. We also need to demand that our government do more to protect our data. Let’s work together to make sure that our personal information is safe with WebCare360.

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