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SSL: what it is, why you need it, when to use it

SSL: what it is, why you need it, when to use it

What is SSL? SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a protocol used for secure and encrypted communication between computers. It’s indicated by the little green padlock in the address bar of your browser. Before we talk about SSL, however, we need to cover asymmetric (or public-key) encryption. At its most basic form, key-based encryption requires […]