What is SSL?
What is SSL, exactly? “SSL” is short for Secure Sockets Layer. In simpler terms, it is how businesses communicate with customers that they can browse, buy products or services, and share information safely with you online. Without getting overly technical, adding an SSL creates a safe connection for those kinds of activities.
Think of an SSL certificate as a giant windshield for when you drive your car.
In much the same way, an SSL certificate protects your site — and its visitors — from many digital bugs & other nasty web creatures.
Before quickly dismissing your site as “too small to be a target,” bear in mind that most interceptions are done electronically without a human deciding who is attacked. No site is too small to get hacked.
A web bug doesn’t care how big you are or what you do for a living. They have one goal, and that is to find vulnerabilities. Once discovered, its dirty work begins.