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One of the most effective ways of protecting data is to enable HTTPS — also known as SSL (secure socket layers) — to encrypt data transferring to and from your server. This encryption is incredibly secure and makes it near impossible for hackers to intercept the transmission and access your user’s personal information.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, the SSL certificate displays information to verify the owner of a website and encrypting web traffic with SSL/TLS — including the public key, the issuer of the certificate and associated subdomains. And SSL, commonly known as TLS, is a protocol for encrypting Internet traffic and verifying server identity.