Is Your Website and Business Secure?
WHAT’S THIS ABOUT
This is critical today as Google says so
for anyone who has a website or blog
Whenever you use the web, your computer connects to another server over the internet.
Data passes between your computer, and the server. This data could be images, text,
and other content. When the connection between you and this remote server is NOT
secure, any information passed between them can be intercepted and captured.
That means hackers can steal the information, and use it to do great damage such as
identity theft and emptying bank accounts. For a website that accepts credit cards,
passwords, and other personal information, having a secure connection between the
site and visitors is a matter of extreme importance. And soon, because of Google’s
updates to Chrome; it is going to be a requirement.
Now, some data is passed through the internet in what’s called “clear text” – meaning
the data is not obfuscated. Obfuscation is the act of making data unreadable by a human,
so that only another computer with the right settings can decode the data and use it.
Much of the information sent could be clear text. A good example of this is a POP3
Email Account, which generally sends the username, password, and email messages
in clear text that someone could read if they were intercepting that connection.
You can see this yourself if you use a certain available software. This software allows
you to view the packages of data (called Packets) that are flowing on your computer network.
You’ll be surprised at what you’ll see if you watch a connection stream. In fact, if you were to
sit in a coffee shop or public place that offers free WIFI, and run this software on your laptop,
you’ll detect lots of unsecured private information flying around. A secure connection will
scramble this data stream, making it unreadable by unauthorized parties who just might be
“listening” in on the connection between a web server and its visitors.
This critical matter, and the service we offer, is about securing this connection between the
user and the web server, and setting it up for the business owner. This blog is not meant to
cover all the technical topics of online security, as there are plenty of resources online that
could do that better than I can. But it’s a very big deal anyway! And we make it go away.
You need to ask yourself if it’s important for any visitor
to your website, webpage or blog, NOT to be
immediately scared away because of security reasons
What would that do to your business?