The Importance of SSL in Website Security

The majority of Internet related protocols including the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and the Post Office Protocol (POP3) are all unencrypted and send/receive information in clear plain text. This means that an attacker or cyber criminal can record and analyze Internet traffic and discover usernames, passwords, credit card information, social security numbers, dates of birth and so on. To increase website security data sent to and from a web … [Read more...]