All posts by Cora Quigley

Cora is a digital copywriter for SSLs.com. Having eight years of experience in online content creation, she is a versatile writer with an interest in a wide variety of topics, ranging from technology to marketing.

Understanding How SSL Encryption Works

Most people know that SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security) is encryption that scrambles the data a person types on a website, to keep it from getting into the wrong hands. When you add your credit card number during an online shop for example, the details are protected as they travel from your browser to the website. No-one but you and the website admin can read the information. That’s what it means when you see the padlock HTTPS in your browser. Read more

Comparing SSL products: What TLS certificate do I need?

Before we get started with looking at the different SSL Certificates and how to choose the right one for your website, let’s first clear up some of the jargon. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is encryption security protecting data transfer on websites. It’s the same thing as HTTPS (the padlock you see in your browser). And TLS (Transport Layer Security) is just a newer form of SSL. The differences are technical and very minor, but TLS does have a stronger encryption algorithm which is why all our SSL Certificates are TLS. Now let’s compare the different SSL products. Firstly, all reputable SSL Certificates have the same reliable encryption strength. The easiest and clearest way to distinguish SSLs is to look at website needs. Read more

Why does every business website need an SSL?

An SSL Certificate is a must for every company website these days. The main reason is security, but there are other important reasons too. First let’s clear up the tech jargon: SSL means Secure Socket Layer. Another word that means the same thing is HTTPS, or Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. These are long ways of talking about encryption, which ensures customer details typed into a company website are kept private. The data is protected as it moves from point A to point B. Let’s dive deeper to understand why every online business needs this kind of security: Read more

How HTTPS protects people on your website

HTTPS means the same thing as SSL. The full tech terms are quite a mouthful: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure, and Secure Socket Layer. But what it all adds up to is encryption protection. All encrypted websites have the ‘https://’ and padlock icon in most browsers. If you only see ‘http://’, it means the connection between your browser and the website you’re accessing is not secured. Encryption security is what protects the information people type in on websites, from their email address to their credit card details when shopping. That’s why Google flags sites that don’t have an SSL Certificate as ‘Not Secure’. Read more

Do I need an SSL? Why it’s super important for  websites

SSL Certificates used to be a luxury, an added extra that you could do without when trying to cut website costs. Then around 2017 things started changing. Today, an SSL is essential for any website. This is not marketing hype, it’s just plain fact. SSL is short for Secure Socket Layer encryption. Here’s why it’s so important for websites: Read more

Why Does Google Label Some Websites ‘Not Secure’?

You may have noticed that some websites are flagged as ‘Not Secure’ when you type their domain name into your browser. Since 2017, there have been rumbles about Google doing this. Then in February 2018 they made an official announcement about “strongly advocating” HTTPS encryption. Let’s look at what this is all about. Read more

Get Smart About Going Anonymous Online

Going incognito online is not about being shady. There are many good reasons to conceal your identity. You might want to keep your data safe from hackers, or bypass government censorship. You may simply want to browse privately so your friends don’t tease you, like maybe having a secret fascination with unicorns! The point is that most people will want to be anonymous at times. This guide explores your options, with tips to overcome hurdles along the way.

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