Slipping Your Info Past Hackers: How SSL Protects You Online
Final Tips: Be Alert; Be Aware.
The use of SSL protocols is of critical importance when it comes to protecting your identity and personal information online. It's vital that users learn to look for the "HTTPS" prefix as well as their browser's other, visual indicators that sites are transmitting information in a secure, encrypted manner. In addition to using sites that promote the use of SSL security protocols, users can also further encrypt their communications with a VPN (virtual private network). While SSL technology and VPN solutions are separate and neither one can fully replace the other, they can work in harmony to provide users with the best, safest online communication options.