Have you ever been in the situation where while visiting any of the website your browser is throwing you the warning that it is “Not Secure”?
If yes, then the reason behind this, is the web page or the website you are trying to visit is not providing you a secure connection. Your browser uses either HTTP or HTTPS protocol to connect to the website. Any page using an HTTP connection will cause the “Not Secure” warning.
HTTP means Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and HTTPS means Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. I hope you understood the difference now. HTTPS stands for highly secure connection online. It means all the communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.
But many of us still are in the assumption that HTTP and HTTPS are twin’s brother and that additional security layer in HTTPS doesn’t help them much and that is the reason still more than 50% of the company in the World are still using HTTP connection in their website.
But the Question is “Are we really secure with HTTP”??? Answer is NO. If we communicate with any of the website which is having HTTP, then we are in “Danger” How? Well let’s see.
Whenever you do any kind of transaction in any website, you are indirectly allowing that website to take the sensitive data like credit/debit card information, phone no, email id, passwords and so on.
So if you transact with HTTP connection, then the chances of your getting hacked is 200 times more compare to those who do the transaction with the website which has an HTTPS connection.
The major difference between HTTP and HTTPS is all about SSL certificate. SSL Certificate encrypts the information that you are communicating with the website, which basically means it is translating your crucial data into a code. So in case, even if the hacker or anyone who manages to steal your valuable data, they would not be able to read it because of the encryption done by SSL certificate.
Also in addition to the extra layer of security, HTTPS is also secured via TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol. TLS helps in providing the data uprightness, which helps in preventing the transfer of data from being modified or corrupted.
How user can identify whether the website is secured by HTTPS or not. Here is a blueprint for you.
Whenever before the website name https:// appears that means the website is safe to visit.
For any established company or a growing company or a startup, buying an SSL Certificate means they are allowing their company’s brand to have various benefits:
- Google care about the secure optimized experience to its users, so by using SSL Certificate you can appear in the good books of Google and your chances of getting ranked high in the SERP increases.
- It secures against tampering activities or eavesdropping.
- It safeguards the data.
- It protects your visitors from Man in the Middle attack.
- It increases your brand credibility in front of your visitors.
So if you still don’t have HTTPS – SSL Certificate, then you might be losing not only the existing customer’s trust on your website but also you will be losing tons of new customers who will not even visit your website after seeing the “Not Secure” warning.
So if you want to increase your business online, then as an End to End IT Cyber Security Consulting Firm – CyberArts, we highly recommend you to secure your website today with our World’s top notch SSL certificate products.
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