Definitions, dangers, and all the reasons why it's important to secure your site and why secure sites are the "preferred son" on Google.
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SSL, TLS, HTTPS What does that mean?
SSL– (Acronym for Secure Sockets Lis a security protocol designed to secure a server.
In other words, SSL is a security standard whose purpose is to ensure that information passed from the surfer's computer to the server is indeed secured by appropriate encryption.
TLS– (Acronym for Transport Layer Security) A recent version of SSL.
HTTPS– (Acronym for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) is a common communications protocol for information security implemented on the Internet.
For clarity, HTTPS is not a communication protocol for itself, but the use of the HTTP protocol over the SSL / TLS layer provides standard security for standard HTTP communications.
The idea of HTTPS vs. HTTP is to create a secure channel over a network that is hacked, a channel that allows us to protect publishers.
It is important to understand that an unsecured site is open to hacking - for example, a site that takes the identity of customers / credit details or any information of customers (even if it is only a contact form)
When you visit a website if the URL begins with HTTP, it means that all the information that passes between your computer and the server where the site is stored is exposed.
But if you install an SSL certificate on the server where the site is stored, the URL will begin with HTTPS (the extension at the end means SECURE, that is, secure).
That is, if the site collects private data - the information will be encrypted and secure.
So let's do some order, why do you need a certificate at all SSL Site?
The SSL standard is not new, but in recent years its importance has increased both for the site owner and for its customers.
"Warning - you are browsing an unsecured site!" - sounds familiar?
Due to increased awareness of site security in recent years, the search engine will automatically suggest that you return to "safe haven" when it detects that you are accessing a site that is not secure.
And any site-building company will recommend that you comply with the SSL (Security Information) standard or the more recent TLS.
The meaning of the standard is that you have a system of protection for all the information that passes through the site, including information, secret information, credit details and various forms, in order to "fight" burglaries, thefts and forgery of information.
Another important thing to know is that Not all storage servers are secure
There are no shortage of web hosting providers, and unfortunately a fair number of them do not invest the resources necessary to secure the site.
So when you choose a provider to store your site check out three things:
- Make sure that the company takes care of the issue to provide you with a secure environment.
- Make sure that they provide all tools to ensure disaster recovery or other.
- Back up your site as MUST! Check with the company that it provides backup services that you can download to your computer, just in case of a rainy day.
The "mother" method for testing the site hosting provider:
- Is there a BACKUP if disaster happens?
- Did the server spare hostile countries?
- Is antivirus software installed on the server?
- Is there a backup on a regular basis? (Daily / weekly / monthly)
- Is the server protected by FireWALL? (fire wall)
How do we identify a secure site?
The SSL / TLS protocol provides data traffic between the browser and the storage server.
We will know that the protocol will be used if a lock mark appears in the domain bar along with the use of the HTTPS address, as opposed to the HTTP warning that the site is not secure.
Secure the site as a service to the customer
Whether your site serves as a virtual store, find content that provides information or even just a site with registration for members, when the surfer provides personal information (credit, identity details, contact details and any kind of information) he wants to know that you are able to protect his privacy, Warning that you are not secure, it is likely that you will abandon the site and you will lose.
Securing the site for promotion on Google
Google has already announced that it has "kept an eye on" sites that are not secure, and noted that a publisher who continues to run the site without an encrypted SSL / TLS connection may find himself at the bottom of the search results, while site owners who secure their sites will be "popged" to the top of the results.
Remember HTTPS-No, HTTP-Out.
Important Information! That even if you decide to secure the site, whether it already exists or before it was established, to purchase a security certificate - does not mean that you are protected.
A site that is truly secure requires a lot of work, and about 95% of the sites also include external links that are not secure.
In simpler terms, not only does the site need to appear with the HTTPS address, but also all the links it contains.
So if you decide that you want to customize the site and provide safe browsing services to your customers, you should make sure that your site is upgraded and adapted to the latest standards.