Thursday, July 20, 2017

What is SSL and why it’s important for secure web browsing

Time and again, we hear of incidents involving identity theft, stealing of account passwords, installation of malware from web sources, and even ransomware. All of these security breaches have a certain attack vector in common, and that is social engineering – when you’re tricked into clicking on a link you’re not supposed to, and when you open files or applications from dubious sources. It’s an easy mistake to make, especially when the website looks legitimate, but it’s also easy to avoid — if you know what SSL is. If you think about it, you’ll probably recall that there’s a green…

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