How does an SSL certificate work?
An SSL certificate ensures easy and convenient online shopping. Once an Internet user enters a secure area, for example, by entering credit card information, email address or other personal data Site SSL certificate allows the browser and the Web server, build a secure, encrypted connection.
The SSL process known as "handshake" ("handshake" in English), which establishes the secure session, takes place discreetly without disrupting the consumer buying process. An icon "lock" in the status bar of the browser and "https: //" prefix in the URL are the only visible indications of a secure session.
Conversely, if a user tries to submit personal information to an unsecured site (ie, a site that is not protected with a valid SSL Certificate), the browser built into the mechanism of active safety warn the user, reminding him / her that the site is not secure and that sensitive data may be intercepted by third parties. Given this warning, most Internet users are likely to look elsewhere to make a purchase.