“https” has arrived!

Open-ESL.org is now a “secure” site!

“SSL” (Secure Socket Layer) is a security mechanism that encrypts the data that flows between your computer’s “browser” (such as Firefox or Chrome) and a web site’s server. Normal, unsecured Internet traffic uses “http” (Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol). For many years banks, online retailers, etc. used “https” (Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol: Secure). This protects your financial data, credit card number, and passwords from being intercepted during the journey from your computer to the web site’s computer.

Recently, “https” has become the standard for all sites, and Open-ESL.org has now implemented this standard.