Take a look at your browser’s address bar. See that lock icon next to your website URL hosted by Ositcom? Starting today, we're making the switch to HTTPS. We’re starting on our Security vertical—where many of our loyal customers already know a thing or two about cybersecurity. And over the next month, we will roll it out across all websites gosted at our servers.
A lock icon and an extra "s" in our web address may not look like a big deal, but they represent a huge upgrade, one that fundamentally transforms the security of your sites.
you ask? It refers to HTTP requests transmitted over a secure encrypted channel. In simpler terms, visiting an HTTPS site rather than a regular old HTTP site protects you against an array of malicious activities, including site forgery and content alteration.
When visiting a correctly configured and maintained HTTPS site, you can expect three things: authenticity, integrity, and encryption.
The authenticity protection means that the site that loads is confirmed to be the site you intended to visit. When you go to the new and improved HTTPS version of a site, your browser will verify the site to ensure you’re seeing your site and not a forgery. (This might sound wild, but hackers can fairly easily replace real HTTP websites or pages with fake ones.
The integrity protection means that the data transferred between our servers and your browser has not been altered. Now that we’re switching to HTTPS, if someone tries to tamper with your site content before your browser receives it, your browser will issue a warning. You can rest assured that what you're reading is exactly what our writers wrote.
The encryption protection means no one can spy on content as it travels from our server to your browser. If someone is trying to surveil that content, it will be unintelligible to them unless they manage to decrypt it—which is really difficult to do.
As a leader in web services for more than 10 years, Ositcom ltd’s switch to HTTPS might sound long overdue. But implementing this vital security layer remains a big challenge for all our customers sites.
We’ll keep you updated as the process unfolds, so stay tuned as we transform all sites hosted at our servers into the HTTPS-secured sites we’ve always wanted them to be.
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