SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

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What is SSL?

SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

What is SSL and what does it do? SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It is used to ensure security for a web site and especially during ecommerce transactions. You know if you are on a secure site if you see https:// rather than http:// at the beginning of the website address. SSL encrypts data between the website and the web browser so it is protected from being intercepted by an outside hacker. If you are sending personal data such as credit card information or social security number, make sure you are using a website which has SSL, or your data can be easily intercepted and used by hackers.



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