What is the purpose of having SSL?
SSL protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world’s computer networks and it is the backbone of internet security.
It is essential for protecting your website even if it does not have sensitive information like card details as it provides privacy and data encryption for both website and personal information.
The main reason why we need to use SSL is to keep sensitive information that has been sent across the internet so that the only end user or recipient can only have access to it.
This is quite important as the information you send on the internet passes from PC to PC to get to the destination server. This is because any computer can
see your sensitive information such as passwords and card details if it is not encrypted with SSL. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves.
What does SSL provide to end users?
SSL provides authentication when we have it installed on our website. It only mean that you can be sure that you are sending information to the right \
server and not to any impostor who are fund of stealing information.
When accessing the website, most browsers shows if your website can be trusted or not. This will be a visual cue such as lock or a green bar to make visitors feel safe and make sure they are secured.
One most important thing about having HTTPS is that, they protect against phishing attack. A phishing email is an email sent by a criminal who tries to impersonate your website.