September 19, 2014
AmeriSpec updates website security, links
The AmeriSpec Omaha and Lincoln website has been upgraded to enhance our website security. We have encrypted every page of our website with SSL technology, the same technology that makes it safe for you to make purchases and do your banking online.
The only change you’ll see is that our web address will change from http:// to https://. Here’s an explanation of the technology from wpengine.com.
SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, which is an internet protocol designed to provide communication security via two main methods:
- Encrypting your data – which means that hackers cannot see what your browser sends to and receives from a web server.
- Authenticating your website – which means the SSL Certificate tells your browser “This website really is who it claims to be.”
For example, when you visit PayPal.com, the SSL verifies the website you are at is actually PayPal, and not a hacker posing as PayPal.com.
HTTPS means “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure”. The main motivation for HTTPS is to prevent wiretapping and man-in-the-middle attacks on websites, such as someone stealing your data if you’re surfing over a public wifi network in a coffee shop.
We’re making this change in response to news from Google. Their experts are now encouraging website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS “to keep everyone safe on the web”. Likewise, we want our customers to know that our site is safe and secure for them to use.
If you or your company have any links to our website, please update them by changing the http:// to https://. That’s all you need to do.