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SSL certificates can help protect your information from ending up in the wrong hands. Here are 9 things you need to know to help keep your personal info safe online. 1. WHAT IS AN SSL CERTIFICATE? An SSL certificate encrypts information sent between your web browser (Google Chrome, Apple Safari, etc) and a web server (i.e. your favorite website). This allows you to submit your credit card information, usernames and passwords, and other sensitive information to websites securely. 2. WHAT DOES S.S.L. STAND FOR? SSL stands for Secure Socket Layers. 3. HOW DOES AN SSL CERTIFICATE WORK?Your web browser connects to a web server that is using an SSL certificate.The web server then sends its SSL certificate and the issuing certificate authority. A certificate authority, CA for short, is a trusted third party that has issued the certificate.Your browser then confirms the validity of the certificate with the certificate authority. By verifying that the certificate was indeed issued by the CA, …