The unfortunate reality of being an Internet user is that you must be constantly vigilant. Cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated by the minute, continually coming up with new methods to trick users into handing over their personal information. Phishing is one of them.
Certificate Transparency is a framework created by Google that helps verify whether an SSL certificate is real and valid, or fake, forged, or otherwise maliciously acquired. In this blog post, we’ll give a brief overview of why the system was created, how it works, and what it means for you.
For online businesses that take credit card transactions, trust is a huge consideration. You can work hard to perfect your product offering, come up with the best deals, and market until the cows come up, but if people don’t trust you, you can forget about finding success. All your efforts will be pointless if potential customers don’t find your site credible or trustworthy. Trust is so important that it’s even a key SEO factor ranking for Google.
Here on the SSLs.com blog we’ve talked a lot about the many benefits of having an SSL installed on your site. This blog is no exception. We’ll be focusing on the positive effect an SSL can have on one of the most pivotal areas of Internet marketing today: SEO.
Commercial SSL certificates are often described in quite simple terms, for the sake of clarity. This is so the basic idea behind them can be understood by everyone, not just those with a web tech background. But when a web browser connects to a website with an SSL certificate, there’s actually a lot going on behind the scenes in order to establish a secure HTTPS connection. Today we’re going to focus on an integral part of that connection: Cipher Suites.