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Friday, January 22, 2010

Lesson 2 Vocab 49 - SSL Certificate, Secure Socket Layer

by Matthew A Perosi
You will need an SSL Certificate if you want to sell jewelry directly from your website and accept credit cards for payment. Before I can explain what an SSL is, I need to explain a little about how the internet works.

When you visit a website, the words you see in your Firefox web browser (or IE or Safari if you haven't yet installed Firefox) are sent to your screen through the internet. You aren’t actually directly tethered to the web site, instead a copy of the page you requested is sent to your screen, and then the connection is turned off until you click something again.

Normally, anything sent to your computer is sent in what we call a "clear text" format. Any skilled VIEW FULL ARTICLE


AT: 01/22/2010 03:20:01 PM   0 COMMENTS
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