Does HTTPS Prevent Man In The Middle?

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Man in the Middle (MITM) is a famous online attack aiming to intercept connections between computer systems. It usually targets stealing sensitive information such as login credentials and credit card details.
Man in the Middle is famous in the web environment for targeting website communications. Attackers insert themselves between web servers and browsers, so they secretly listen to the communications, steal exchanged data, and possibly alter messages in their favor. Read more …

Is It Safe To Visit A Website With An Expired Certificate?

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To protect their visitors’ data and sensitive information, websites are required to serve their web pages over HTTPS protocol. This protocol encrypts the communications between web servers and clients (browsers) against Man-in-the-middle Attacks.
The encryption of HTTPS connections is guaranteed by an SSL/TLS certificate. For security reasons, this certificate is usually valid for a specific period, after which the certificate expires and the website owner is required to renew it. Additionally, there are many other reasons that lead to a certificate get expired. Read more …

Does HTTPS (Padlock) Mean a Website is Safe?

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Most websites are required to implement HTTPS protocol to protect their visitors’ information. This is mistakenly seen as proof that the website itself is safe to visit and interact with.
Hackers and cybercriminals are counting on this belief to hide behind HTTPS sites and practice their suspicious online activities. With the anticipation that people think they are safe as long as they have the green padlock activated in their browsers. Read more …

ZeroSSL vs Let’s Encrypt: What to Choose?

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To implement HTTPS, website owners need to issue an SSL/TLS certificate. Obtaining such certificates used to be difficult and expensive. However, it’s getting much easier and cheaper with the available automated and free certificate providers.
In this article, we compare Let’s Encrypt and ZeroSSL certificates in terms of prices, issuing, validity, renewals, and many other aspects. Read more …