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General Category => System News & Info => Topic started by: Lance on December 30, 2019, 10:48:50 AM

Title: SSL - Site Security
Post by: Lance on December 30, 2019, 10:48:50 AM
We use a secure connection when you're on our site - you can see this by the paddlock icon in front of the site name.

SSL is the backbone of our secure Internet and it protects your sensitive information as it travels across the world's computer networks. SSL is essential for protecting our website, even if it doesn't handle sensitive information like credit cards. It provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both our website and our users' personal information.

The primary reason why SSL is used is to keep sensitive information sent across the Internet encrypted so that only the intended recipient can access it. This is important because the information you send on the Internet is passed from computer to computer to get to the destination server. Any computer in between you and our server can see your usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information if it is not encrypted with an SSL certificate. When an SSL certificate is used, the information becomes unreadable to everyone except for the server you are sending the information to. This protects it from hackers and identity thieves.

In addition to encryption, a proper SSL certificate also provides authentication. This means you can be sure that you are sending information to the right server and not to an imposter trying to steal your information. Why is this important? The nature of the Internet means that our members will often be sending information through several computers. Any of these computers could pretend to be our website and trick our users into sending them personal information.  It is only possible to avoid this by getting an SSL Certificate from a trusted SSL provider.

If you click on the padlock you can see our certificate, what cookies are in use and our site settings.
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