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

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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