The concept is simple: thanks to an encryption algorithm, a communication channel will be created between two or more computers, after an authentication stage. This will make it difficult for malicious parties to gain access to the various data available on the Internet.
Application of SSL on banking transactions
Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) are used for online banking transactions. To get a concrete idea of how it works, let's take a simple example.
You are on our website and would like to buy one of our beautiful second-hand luxury bags. To do so, you'll need to enter a few sensitive details, such as your credit card number.
If you're on an online store that doesn't use SSL, your data may be available in cleartext on the Internet. To avoid this type of disaster scenario, the SSL protocol we use will encrypt your information .
Therefore, your credit card number will not circulate on the Web, or at least it will not be readable.
How to recognize the SSL protocol on a site?
In most cases, you can tell that you're on a site that uses Secure Sockets Layers by looking at the URL. Specifically, if the URL begins with HTTPS, you can be sure that the site is secure.
Moreover, a small padlock appears on the URL bar whether the site you are visiting is secure. In some cases, a green color is present on the navigation bar.
But this varies according to the browser you're using. For example, on Chrome, part of the URL is green, whereas on Internet Explorer the entire background is green.
Clicking on the little padlock will open a tooltip with information about the iconPrincess website security .