noth wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:29 pm
what is the advantage to doing all this?
that is always my question. the only thing ssl does is protect data during transfer. this is good for things like order forms when you input personal data.
it can also be good for the login form as well. however, in order for someone to be able to get your info when you click the submit button they have to be watching your board at the exact instant that the button is pressed.
the chances of that happening to anyone's bulletin board are so small as to be insignificant at best.
If you are running a store or for whatever reason are collecting personal/financial type info then yes, ssl is a must.
however, keep in mind that ssl does not protect anything other than the info posted in a form at the time it is being transmitted, not after when it is sitting there on the server and in a post etc.