Definition from ssl.com:
“SSL/TLS works by binding the identities of entities such as websites and companies to cryptographic key pairs via digital documents known as X.509 certificates. Each key pair consists of a private key and a public key. The private key is kept secure, and the public key can be widely distributed via a certificate.”
“The special mathematical relationship between the private and public keys in a pair mean that it is possible to use the public key to encrypt a message that can only be decrypted with the private key. Furthermore, the holder of the private key can use it to sign other digital documents (such as web pages), and anyone with the public key can verify this signature.”
So in other words, that little “s” in the URL (https) means the website is secure and encrypted allowing the user to navigate and provide sensitive information safely.
A user visits a website that does not have an SSL Certificate.
This means the connection is not secure and if the user inputs any information on a form the hacker has a chance of intercepting the information.
This scenario can also happen with a purchase where your banking information or credit card is exposed.
we want to see every
website use an SSL
in order to trust them
with our information.
Hence why SSL is such an important piece of security for every website.