Statistically speaking, if you are the owner of a website, it is very common to face cyber attacks. And here’s how you can deal with them:
#3 HTTPS & SSL Certificates
An online business or a website of any size have 67% chances of being cyber attacked and another 83% chances of being victims of phishing. What this means is that you have to be ready for them and the safest way to do it is by using HTTPS and SSL certificates.
Let’s start with explaining what HTTP is: When you connect to a website, your browser finds the IP address that corresponds to the website, connects to it and considers that it is connected to the correct web server. All the data is sent over this connection but you never really know if you’re actually connected to the right website, are you?
This is where the “S” at the end comes. This “S” means Security and when you connect to an HTTPS secured server, sites -such as your bank- will redirect you to HTTPS. Automatically, your web browser will check the website’s security certificate and will verify that you are actually visiting your bank’s website.
An SSL Certificate is a data file that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When this is installed on a web server, it allows secure connections from a web server to a browser, making credit card transactions a lot safer, as well as data transfers or logins.
So, all you have to do is activate HTTPS and install SSL certificates on all of your web URLs, as well as your subdomains, as they usually receive admin passwords. Their cost is exceptionally low, but their role is increasingly important.
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