Sending info over the Web?
If yes it pays to use your head.
HTTP is the protocol which
Can send data at the flip of a switch.
But did you think where your info’s displayed?
It could get lost or might end up astray.
We all like to login or buy things online.
But in doing so, will our data be fine?
Tricksters and thieves are watching and waiting
For your info they get by locating
The plaintext file containing your details.
This is where HTTP alone fails.
Have no fear, add an ’S’ to the end.
Then attackers cannot read what you send.
The ’S’ is short for ‘SSL’,
Something really very swell.
It helps you to encrypt your files,
And does this with integrity and style.
Data integrity to be exact,
Authentication, confidentiality and all that.
Your data is encrypted and needs the correct key
To be seen and read by you and not me.
To be certain SSL makes a site secure,
A certificate authority helps reassure
That a site is in fact the real deal
And not a fake, hacker-rich ordeal.
Of course SSL is not without flaw
But it always evolves and won’t ever withdraw.
If the information here is confusing to you,
There are others who have explained this stuff too.
For those of you who are still quite unclear
On how HTTP can add just one little letter
To help make the Web securer and better.