Hacking, theft of personal data, as well as all other types of cybercrimes is constantly happening around. Attackers are trying to find weaknesses of the site, provides valuable information. To prevent this, use SSL-certificates that keep sensitive information secure. These certificates provide secure channels between your browser and the server, which helps to ensure the safety of that channel.
SSL-certificates and visual signals
“Handshake” – a term used when talking about the SSL-certificate verification. This means that encryption process has already begun. How visitors can see that the SSL certificate is installed on-site? Although the encryption procedure is in practice invisible to the naked eye, there are visual cues that help clients understand that security is implemented. These are the tips:
Icon padlock. Closed lock – a symbol informs visitors that they are involved in secure transactions. This is a quick way to understand that communications private and protected. By clicking on the padlock, you can see the CA, the physical address of the web site, as well as the company name and other data.
HTTPS. Instead of the usual HTTP, HTTPS-protected sites display address bar in the browser. In addition, the address bar can also turn green to indicate that the website is secure. This is the case when you use the EV or Extended Validation certificate.
Seal. Typically, CAs offer Site Seal along with the certificate, and the Seal is a visual indicator that the site and all transactions are protected. Companies typically displayed Site Seal, to show that the sites are trusted and ensure secure transactions.