SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
Certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organization’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
Why SSL? The Purpose of using SSL Certificates
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 your website, even if it doesn't handle sensitive information like credit cards. It provides privacy, critical security and data integrity for both your websites and your users' personal information.
SSL Encrypts Sensitive 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 understand 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 the server can see your credit card numbers, 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.
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Secure protocol 3DS for safe online purchases PayPal
3D-Secure is the secure protocol designed to ensure enhanced security and strong authentication for you when you use your debit or credit cards for online purchases. It is called, depending on the card type, “MasterCard SecureCode”, “Verified by Visa” and, in the case of American Express cards, “Safekey”. In the future when you transact, you may be asked to provide a special security code to the card issuing bank in order for the bank to authorise the online transaction when prompted in the PayPal payments page.
Card issuing banks have different methods of generating and delivering these codes and so if you don’t know your 3D-Secure passcode or password, and you are not being given the option to enrol online in the bank’s pop up screen, then you will need to contact your bank. Please note that this is not your PayPal account password.
Is PayPal Safe for Buyers?
For the most part, PayPal is safe when you use it to send money. Nothing is completely risk free glitches and data breaches are possible anywhere. But PayPal is a reputable company with enough security and consumer protection in place to keep you relatively safe online.
Data security: PayPal’s website is secure and encrypted. As long as you have a secure connection to the legitimate PayPal site, any information you exchange is hidden from prying eyes. PayPal uses industry-standard security features that you’d expect from any large financial institution, and the company even offers financial rewards to “white hat” hackers who discover vulnerabilities. It could get hacked, but it’d be tough.
A layer of protection: If you’ve ever used your credit card online or handed a check to a merchant, you’ve taken just as much risk as you take whenyou provide that information to PayPal. If you didn’t know, thieves can find your bank account and routing numbers on any personal check, and they can (try to) use that information to get money from your checking account. You can learn more about PayPal here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-safety-and-security