We have been talking internally at Sephone a lot lately about SSLs. For a basic run down of what an SSL is and what it is used for, check out this post that Alan wrote a while back. So what have we been discussing with regards to SSLs? Well, as things often do, they are changing, and large players in the online world are trying to make things more secure for everyone. We at Sephone want to help in this trend, and keep all of our customer’s, and their customer’s information safe and secure when using the websites that we build.
What’s on the horizon
In the coming months some web browsers, most notably Firefox, are going to start marking any page with a password field on them as insecure, unless they already have an SSL on them. This is to help users know that even though you can’t see the password when entering it, someone could potentially intercept it when it is transmitted to the server if the information is not encrypted with an SSL. It is also a prompt for developers (that’d be us) to start using SSLs for those sites that collect any type of information. We are still discussing the best options that we have to provide a cost effective and secure solution for our customers, so stay tuned for more information on that.
What’s in it for you
To be blunt, better security when you are online. Making sure that your information is encrypted when it is being transmitted through a website is paramount in the online world that we live in, and using websites that have SSLs, will ensure that the information you enter there is safer.
What do you need to do
Right now, nothing. If you are a Sephone customer we may be reaching out in the coming months to discuss options that you have. It does take time to setup, acquire, and install SSLs, so if you would like to add an SSL to your site, please let us know and we can discuss pricing options. If you are not a Sephone customer, you should reach out to you host or developer and see what their plans are for this new security effort.