Will consumers expect a SSL secured site as a default standard, even if your site doesn't do financial transactions?


More and more startups seem to be using SSL sites as the default (even for their logged out states). Is this a trend to provide better privacy for consumers that has become the norm?

SSL definitely makes sense for sites that ask for your credit card or business SaaS applications. But if you run a site like Reddit, should you still make SSL the default?

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asked May 5 '14 at 13:21
Karen Russ
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SSL definitely makes sense for sites that serve content over the web. It creates data integrity, authenticity and robust encryption. Currently, phishing websites can draw users to a fake website that generally ask for login credentials or financial information. If your website has SSL, then readers or users can easily identify website URL starts with HTTPS instead of HTTP.

If your content based website has SSL, then it ensures your customers that the content is authentic and has not changed since it is created by the original author. I came across one fine blog that really has presented requirement of SSL nicely.


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answered Oct 10 '14 at 11:16
Tom 80012
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