Why Do Websites Need An SSL (Secure Socket Layer)?

What Is An SSL? SSLs (Secure Socket Layer) is an encryption protocol that forms a secure link between a web server and a browser. It was created by Netscape in 1995 for the purpose of protecting information and data shared across the internet. Basically, when you go to a website that has an SSL, any information you share with the website (payment info, address, email, etc) is shielded. SSLs were actually replaced by TLS (Transport Layer Security) [...]