What does SSL stand for?

Secure Sockets Layer

SSL is a technical acronym that describes a secure protocol used to securely send information across the web. It encrypts data to protect others from "eavesdropping" during the transfer process.

SSL is often associated with a certificate to prove its authenticity and is used by HTTPS. It is also commonly seen on commerce sites where credit card and other personal details are entered.


Are you sure the site provides a SSL certificate?

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Updated September 28, 2017

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