Millions of people are connected to the internet for a variety of reasons every day. Today as technology advances, millions of web servers are facing several threats online. Many do not understand the importance of securing their website and also don’t actually know how to make their website secure.
Why you should secure your website?
- Use your site’s server as an email relay for spamming purposes.
- Setup temporary web server.
- Make your server part of a botnet
- Your site might even be affected by ransomware.
The protocol that is responsible for the transmission of data between your browser and your website is the secure version of Http, the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS). The s at the end of the protocol name stands for ‘security’. This protocol encrypts the information exchanged between your browser and website. They are used to defend highly confidential information stored in the websites. Websites who have secured their information using https have a padlock icon in the address bar.
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) pages either use TLS (Transport Layer Security) or SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocols to encrypt communication. Both the protocols employ Public Key Infrastructure system that uses two keys, public and private to encrypt information between two ends. The communications that take place over http are open and thus can be easily accessible by hackers. So if your website is secured with https, your communications can be securely encrypted. This includes using an SSL certificate (Secure Sockets Layer). Without Https, anything that is transmitted remains insecure and is particularly important for sites where sensitive information is passed frequently.
Therefore it is necessary to enhance your website security not just for securing your site’s information but also for the betterment of your clients.