What is an SSL Encryption?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers. It is very important to make sure that the website you are purchasing from has a legitimate SSL Certificate installed. If the website doesn't have any credible SSL Certificate, be very careful as your information could land in the wrong hands.
BashirCarpets.com's SSL Encryption
Yes we do have SSL Encryption. We run our website on a platform called "Aabaco Small Business", formerly known as "Yahoo Small Business". If you look at our URL at the top of your browser, you will notice that we do not have the "https://" prefix, nor do we have any padlock. Rest assured, this is normal.
The way Aabaco Small Business works is that they don't encrypt every page on our website. This is because your personal information isn't taken on every single page of our website. Your information is only exchanged when you order something online from us. Once you do so, you will be redirected to a SSL secured checkout page, which can be confirmed with the "https://" prefix or the green padlock. There you can be assured that your personal information will be processed with the utmost security provided by Aabaco Small Business.
How do I know if a website is using SSL?
In your browser where the URL is located, the website address should be preceded with "https://". The important point here is the "s" at the end of "https://". The "s" stands for secure. If the website address has the letter "s", this means that the website is SSL secured.
On some web browsers, the "https://" appears green with a padlock next to it. This means that the website is SSL secured.
If you only see "http://" or just don't see anything at all before the URL, such as "www.example.com" instead of "https://www.example.com", then that website does NOT have SSL security installed. Proceed with caution.