The Internet has evolved, it is now a hub of websites that are spreading across the web plains like Wildfire. As the massive infrastructure of sites has increased, so has the risk of attacks have significantly also increased. Hackers are now at an advantage because web applications do not offer you as many security layers. One common web application which we usually come across while surfing the Internet is WordPress. It is a Content Management System (CMS) and not just any CMS, but the most popular CMS in the world. WordPress holds the lion’s share in the website world. Hence, the more popular you are, the more you are at risk. WordPress has become an attractive target for attackers across the world.
Among various techniques of making a site secure, the most renowned and efficient way is to encrypt the communication between a browser and the server, that’s called SSL encryption. In layman’s terms, Whenever a user enters their information on a site may it be for e-commerce purpose for e.g when purchasing an online product or simple user login, SSL makes sure that the information that we enter is transferred securely and is not being compromised.
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