Https vs SSL vs TLS; what the hell does this mean and why it matters for every business today.
I will try to type this with more of the digital / social media aspect vs only for businesses in general; otherwise we would be here all month trying to explain everything. Let’s start with the meanings then work toward the breakdown of why businesses over the world need to pay attention.
We see websites all the time with plain old Http at the start. So why does any of this even matter to anyone? As it stands right now a very low percentage *29% of ALL the websites have Secure Sockets Layer. (*NetTrack) Think about this for a moment;
over 1 billion websites on the internet and 710,000,000 of them are unsecured. Here you are typing in name, address, phone numbers, ID or even your banking information. Think of membership sites that have 3rd party logins. Then on top of it you have the forms and documents you might upload onto a site thinking it’s secure.
So how do we figure out if a website is more secure? When typing in the address you will get warnings that pop up or flash from both Firefox & Chrome who are doing this even more this year. Two other ways to see if a website is secure; most will start with Https or look for the Lock Symbol at the start of the browser. Green Lock means whole site is secure and Orange can mean a few different things; certificate not current or only part of the site might be secure. Red of course means no security.
Why does any of this truly matter for you the business owner?
PS: Where to check if your site's SSL / TLS is current? TEST YOUR WEBSITE FREE
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