It’s a fact now that since the inception of SSL by Netscape browser in 1994, 80% of internet traffic today is now encrypted. That’s great, considering we all just used to think HTTP:// was the only web address we needed!
SSL encryption was developed as an answer to security, and that security is now at the forefront of all types of communications on the internet. Especially with Meta’s own company Whatsapp. However, even cybercriminals can’t be stopped, by also sending dangerous messages via that secure tunnel.
You might have even had some of these links when a friend’s account has been compromised. There are around 300 million attacks every month. Yes, and that’s 300 million possible ways to scam you. So how can you really be safe? It’s difficult. As security online has adapted, so have the criminal techniques. There are all types of cyber disguises used to encrypt those malicious links, that can cost you the password to your email, Facebook, or your bank account.
How can you prevent such encrypted criminal spam? Well, many companies think that it’s enough to use a public key infrastructure (PKI). A PKI gives you the technology that internet traffic requires to encrypt. There is an important part of this internet traffic encryption, and that is a certificate authority.
You can read much more about if this really is an adequate way to encrypt data, in this article.