Digital Certificates 101

Digital certificates are equivalent to a website’s identification card, or driver’s license, ensuring that a website is real and not a scam website attempting to steal users’ personal information, such as credit card numbers. At SHARE Fort Worth, Broadcom software engineers Seamus Hayes and Jamieson Walker explained that digital certificates also contain a cryptographic key that can be used to send encrypted messages to the server, allowing for private, secure communication. They shared, “In the last 10 years, technologies such as transport layer security have greatly reduced the risk of shopping, banking, and existing on the World Wide Web.”

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