Traveleptica takes the browsing experience and online security of its readers seriously. That’s why HTTPS has been implemented site-wide. Google can help clarify what that internet communication protocol actually is. In their words,
HTTPS is a mechanism that allows your browser or app to securely connect with a website. HTTPS is one of the measures to help keep your browsing safe and secure, which is important when you are doing things like logging into your bank’s website or submitting your credit card information to an online store. HTTPS relies on encryption—SSL or TLS—to secure the connection. These web connections protect against eavesdroppers, man-in-the-middle attacks, and hijackers who attempt to spoof a trusted website. In other words, it thwarts interception of your information and ensures the integrity of information that you send and receive.
When you visit Traveleptica, you can rely on the following:
- The connection is encrypted, meaning that the data you exchange with Traveleptica while browsing the site, or alternatively the “conversation” you are having with the site, cannot be “listened” to; that your activities cannot be tracked across multiple pages on the site; and that your personal information is not being stolen.
- The transfer of data between your computer and the site is one of integrity and is confidential, meaning that the data cannot be modified or corrupted during its transfer back and forth between you and Traveleptica, intentionally or otherwise, without being detected.
- Your online experience when using the site is secure and private.
- Authentication is occurring, meaning that you have proof that you are communicating with Traveleptica (the intended site), not some fake one pretending to be Traveleptica.
In order to accomplish this, Traveleptica is employing technology made available by Let’s Encrypt, a certificate authority that launched in 2016. Founded through the sponsorship of, and partnership between, the likes of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Mozilla Foundation, University of Michigan, and Linux Foundation, among others, the service is offered by the umbrella organization Internet Security Research Group and aims to “significantly lower the complexity of setting up and maintaining TLS encryption”, especially handy for sites like Traveleptica.
The old, insecure HTTP protocol is not used anywhere on this site. You can verify this and other details of your secure HTTPS connection to Traveleptica, as well as the site’s utilization of a robust security certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt, by noting the
https:// preceding the
traveleptica.com address, as well as by clicking on the green padlock in the address bar of your browser just to the left of the actual site address and following the menu prompts that appear (as this guide outlines). You can also use an SSL verification tool to double-check all this. What’s more, the site should be faster than otherwise, a great bonus with HTTPS that nobody would complain about.
Here’s wishing you an even safer online experience. There’s much more reading you can do in order to gain a better understanding of HTTPS, TLS, SSL, and all that saucy, sexy, acronymic jazz (all tastily served securely, of course).
And, as always, thanks for your trust and support.