What is an SSL certificate?

What is an SSL certificate?

Websites can transmit a lot of sensitive information during a typical browsing session. Consider what you share online every day: your email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card info, even your login credentials. That’s a substantial amount of information you don’t want falling into the wrong hands! The secret to keeping your and your visitors’ info safe lies in SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificates.

Finally, what is SSL?

An SSL certificate is a basic security measure that protects data as it moves from a website to a server. If you submit a payment, log in to an account, or subscribe to a newsletter, an SSL certificate will prevent cybercriminals from stealing that information in transit. You’ll know if a website has one if the URL begins with “https” instead of “http” and a padlock icon appears next to the URL.

If you don't have it, something like this will appears, indicating your website as not secure:

Here in WYT - Web and Translations, we install the SSL certificate, work on web design, and maintenance, and translations into English, Spanish, and German in Puerto Montt, and remotely throughout Chile.

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