Internet is growing with scam and at the same time it is also going rapidly in terms of good things as well. Internet scam cannot be stopped and even imagining that is not possible, however it is possible to prevent it. A secure link must be provided to the user so that they can confidently work on some sensitive issues like money transfer, forex trade etc
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the technology which is implemented in these days to prevent online scam. It creates an encrypted link between a server and a browser. These certificates are widely being used by financial websites, e-commerce market places and in many.
how ssl works
This works in a simple peer processing method. When you go to a secure page your browser automatically connects itself to the SSL server which in turn asks the server for Digital Certificate of Authority (CA). This certificate is the authority of proof; it identifies the server and makes sure that the user requesting i.e. you will not scam the site. Another job of the browser is to match the name on the CA with the domain name. CA must have been generated from an authorized authority with a proper digital signature if this is not the case then the connection will end. You will receive a pop up window with the error message that occurred and if you still proceed after this level then it is going to be at your own risk.
After all the process gets over a proper “handshake” takes place between the server and browser which in turn indicate the user i.e. you. A proper encryption takes place once all the process gets over.
How to find a SSP page?
You can normally see a web address starting with http:// which is nothing but hyper text transfer protocol but when you navigate to a SSL page you can see the http:// changed to https://. Here S is nothing but secure. There are some sites which provide a lock symbol in the address bar. Customers believe that this symbol is more secure than ordinary URLs without this symbol but there is nothing like that. It all depends on the SSL provider.
Though there are many advantages in using SSL, one main advantage is the secure online transactions. It provides a safety to data and avoids the information theft as well. Providers can feel their customers secure with this kind of certificates.
How to Get an SSL?
There are many certification authorities providing certificates for their users such as godaddy, dream host, namecheap and much more. There are also some small web hosting providers who are dealing with this kind of business. But it is always advised to get a certificate from a big players rather than a newbie as there is chance of scam even from the sellers. This type of secure dealing definitely requires 24/7 support as the customers can do transactions any time so make sure that the SSL provider company offers that.