SSL Certificates vs. Man-in-the-middle attacks

Kate A.
Jun 5, 2017 · 4 min read
Prevent Man-in-the-Middle attacks by installing an SSL Certificate


What is a Man-in-the-Middle attack?

How do man-in-the-middle attacks work?

You are now reading this article from your phone or laptop. Your device sends data from your browser to Medium’s website server.

How does cryptography address the issue of Man-in-the-Middle attacks?

Thanks to the “Asymmetric Cryptography”, known as the Public Key Cryptography, web and electronic communications are protected from MitM attacks.

  • Encryption — only the private key holder can decrypt this message (that was previously encrypted using the public key)

How SSL Certificates help you defend from these attacks?

By upgrading to the HTTPS protocol.


Final thoughts

These web security products have been specifically designed to protect websites and customers from this type of cyber attacks.

SSL Dragon

SSL Dragon provides Security Certificates for small, medium and large enterprises.

Kate A.

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Kate A.

Love Mr. Robot and secure online browsing. Contributor for SSLDragon.com

SSL Dragon

SSL Dragon provides Security Certificates for small, medium and large enterprises.