Amica can offer free for life SSL certificates on any *nix based web server. Read on to find out more about the benefits of using SSL/HTTPS...
Why you should use it:
ISP & Government Tracking
Just because you’re paranoid it doesn’t mean they aren’t watching you.
There are many examples in the news over the last few years about security breaches, government interception and ISPs hoarding data. Better order some more tinfoil.
Opportunities for delivering Malware & Spoofing websites
Just one wrong letter in the URL will take you to a site that might mimic its counterpart to the finest detail. HTTPS will guarantee you are looking at the website you want to be and not some hacker’s, eager for your personal info.
Higher Security Policy for Browsers
When you log in to a website without HTTPS your username and password are transmitted in plain text without encryption, available for anyone who’s watching.
What you get for using it:
The major benefit of sending data via HTTPS as it tells the end user that the content delivered is from the source and it hasn’t been tampered with in any way, and the site is displayed as it is intended.
When browsers are forced to use HTTPS connections it raises the security policy, which means less opportunities for intrusion on the client side regardless of the communication channel.
The web pages you’re viewing and what you’re doing aren’t visible to anyone sniffing network traffic as it’s fully encrypted via HTTPS.
When you enforce HTTPS, you’re guaranteeing no information passed between the server and client can be intercepted and stolen or messed with in any way
Protection is important when it comes to handle money transfers like with online banking or for e-commerce sites, so you definitely don’t want anyone malicious to send another copy of commands and transfer twice.
Google says you’ll rank higher
HTTP/1.1 is finally getting refreshed. It’s successor, HTTP/2, has been officially completed in May (2015). HTTP/2 further evolves Google’s SPDY, and includes many significant improvements over HTTP/1.1, ranging from request multiplexing to header compression to server-side push. For compatibility reasons, as well as a desire to make the web secure, browsers will only support HTTP/2 over HTTPS (the spec states encryption is optional). If you want to benefit from this evolution of the web — you need to switch to HTTPS.
Green Padlocks are cool.
Duh. And if you get in touch with us and get your SSL sorted, you’ll be cool too!