What is the strength of the SSL certificates?
- Your customers expect strong encryption from your SSL.
What strengths of SSL certificate are available?
Generally two strengths of SSL certificate are advertised - 40 bit
& 128 bit
How will my customers know the strength of the SSL encryption
The bit size indicates the length of the key size used for the encryption
during a secure SSL session. Hovering your mouse over the gold padlock
will tell you the current strength of encryption being used:
Why is SSL encryption strength important?
The bigger the number, the longer it takes for computer(s) to crack.
- 40 bit: It is computationally feasible to crack a 40
bit key. For this reason 40 bit encryption is rarely used.
- 128 bit: It is computationally unfeasible to crack a
128 bit key. All banking infrastructures use 128 bit encryption.
We strongly recommend the use of 128 bit SSL encryption for your