My grandparents are notoriously suspicious of anything that asks them to put in their information online. Whether it is ordering something or making a payment, they always call me to see if they can trust the website before they submit anything. If you are skeptical when it comes to putting your private information online, no matter what the reason be, you are not alone. A majority of Americans are hesitant to buy things online, submit their email or personal address, type in their phone number, and especially give out their social security number or driver’s license number on websites. Every year millions of Americans have their identities stolen through online phishing schemes, hackers, and websites that are not secured. Your worries are not without warrant. However, there is a way to protect sensitive information online and still be able to do everything that you want or need to from making online purchases to setting up an account for your Internet access. A secure sockets layer, or SSL, certificate makes sure that any information typed into the boxes on a website page are encrypted from the second they are typed in and as it is communicated to the secure server.
SSL certificates not only provide encryption to keep your information safe, but they also provide authentication. This can look like the “I’m not a robot” boxes you have to fill out and check when you are submitting your information on a website that has asked for your email address or other sensitive information as well as, on the other end, ensuring that you are sending your information to the right server and not to a random place that will steal your information. Your personal information is vital to protect, and since many things are online these days, you need to be sure that you can trust that this information is going to the place it needs to go and only to that place. This allows you to make online purchases, send secure information, and more while knowing that your sensitive information is safe and only reaching the people and places it needs to go.
To ensure that your website offers the top level of security and encryption for site visitors, regardless of what information you are collecting, contact Your Web Pro LLC today. We would love to help you make sure that your site is secure and your SSL is working properly!