SSL is the cornerstone of web and mobile security.
It’s used to protect webpages from hackers, hackers from phishing scams, and from plaintext attacks, among others.
For those of you who have been avoiding the topic for a while, you’ll probably be interested in the fact that SSL encryption has been a standard since 2005.
You may have heard about the issue of TLS renegotiation, which is the practice of using a different encryption method than the one that was previously used for a particular communication.
You’ve probably heard of the SSL certificate authority (CA) or SSL certificate trust model, which uses a chain of trusted certificates to verify that a given client has the correct certificate.
In short, when SSL is used to encrypt web traffic, it provides a secure channel for your application to communicate with the web.
In fact, SSL is so widely used that even Apple is using it on iOS devices.
And you can read more about SSL in this episode of The Security Podcast.
In this episode, we’ll explore how you can secure your app by using SSL to encrypt your data, and how you’re able to implement this in your app without any changes.
If you’re just getting started with SSL, the following tips should be a great start: Create a new SSL certificate for your app.