Online Privacy & Security - SSL
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
Any company or individual who wants to set up SSL needs to be vetted by a SSL Certification Authority. This way you can be reasonably sure you are dealing with the company or person you think you are dealing with.
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More websites were loaded over SSL in Firefox last year
This graph shows a rolling average of the web pages loaded over SSL in Firefox in the last year. As you can see, there is a slight increase to be seen. More and more companies and individuals choose for SSL, strengthening the security and trustworthiness of the web.
Rolling average of web pages loaded over SSL in Firefox in the last year