How to protect the confidential data on your website during transmission?
Have you ever thought what if the information you are filling on payment websites or eCommerce platforms gets leaked up?
What if an anonymous entity gathers the output of that leakage to play with your confidential data?
You might have thought about it but the thing is you as a user or a customer does not have any option to protect it even if the consequences are known.
It’s not that we are helpless in this regard but do have an option to protect our data while transmitting it over the network. There are a lot of content management systems (CMS) that are protective enough to keep your login credentials in the encrypted form however the motive is to protect the data while getting from the browser to the server.
It’s something that can be accomplished through a secure socket layer (SSL).
It’s quite self-explanatory that it is an extra layer that protects the login as well as the payment info during transmission but the next thing that comes to everybody’s mind is, how?
Let’s dig into detail about how the encryption works
Have you ever imagined your password of just 8 characters to look like 40 characters?
It seems to be a magic, right? But this is what an SSL does. It encrypts the data that is sent over the World Wide Web (WWW) and replaces the original one with the data that is difficult to crack.
There is an MD5 encryption that looks like:
thank@you = E3AACC18AC2A6C2AF338C2699BF5E118
It’s hard to crack the one on the right-hand side, Correct?
So, this is how encryption works and makes it cumbersome for the hackers or intruders to deal with.
Next thing that needs to be understood is-
What kind of SSL do we need for our website?
You might have seen an “Organizational Validated” SSL as well as “Domain Validated”.
Domain Validated SSL is the SSL that gets issued on domain validation (site address), not much to do with the organization part. It is appropriate for the sites wherein business information for creating trust is not required.
On the other hand, Organizational Validated SSL is issued on organization validation which means it relies on the Organization/business information as per the business registry databases hosted by governments. This is the reason why it contains legitimate data.
So, if you are waiting for your site to get protected then do not hesitate but contact us to get one done.
It impactfully raises a faith feeling in your customer’s heart while getting on to HTTPS rather than HTTP 🙂