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The Kitchen Appliance Store uses the strongest SSL
At The Kitchen Appliance Store, we are committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of your personal information by providing you with a safe and secure transaction environment when booking online.
The Kitchen Appliance Store uses the industrys strongest 128-bit SSL Encryption
Thawte is a SSL Certificate Authority with over 14,000 registered clients. Thawtes SSL certificate provides validation that the domain name, "www.thekitchenappliancestore.co.uk" is registered and that Benk Limited (the parent company) have authorizedthe purchase of the certificate. Through SSL encryption, the certificate assures that information is kept private between our web server and your web browser.
128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption is the de facto cryptographic standard that we use for securing data communication between the browser and our website. Digital certificate technology is used to ensure transaction privacy, message integrity and server-side authentication. This also serves as an assurance that the website runs legitimately under the care of The Kitchen Appliance Store.
SSL is the industry-standard method developed by Netscape Communications Corporation for protecting web communications.
The SSL security protocol provides data encryption, server authentication, message integrity, and optional client authentication for a TCP/IP connection. SSL comes in two strengths, 40-bit and 128-bit, which refer to the length of the "session key" generated by every encrypted transaction. The longer the key, the more difficult it is to break the encryption code. Any software with encryption features having key lengths over 40-bit is considered strong encryption by the U.S. Government.
Low-level encryption, 40-bit, is acceptable for sites with low-value information. However, a hacker with the time, tools and motivation can crack the code in a matter of minutes. High-level encryption, at 128 bits, can calculate 288 times as many combinations as 40-bit encryption. That is over a trillion times a trillion times stronger. That same hacker with the same tools would require a trillion years to break into a session protected by a thawte 128-bit certificate. *
* Quoted from VeriSign - http://www.verisign.co.uk/products-services/security-services/ssl/ssl-information-center/strongest-ssl-encryption/index.html
The Kitchen Appliance Store uses Thawtes 128-bit encryption to encrypt sensitive data on this site.
How to check if www.thekitchenappliancestore.co.uk is a Thawte Secure site?
Internet Explorer 5.x
* Right-click on the page and select "Properties"
* Click on "Certificates"
Internet Explorer 6.x
* Go to "File"
* Click on "Properties"
* Click on "Certificates"
This Certificate will ensure the authenticity of the website.
Ensure that the Certificate:
* is issued to www.thekitchenappliancestore.co.uk
* is issued by Thawte Server CA
* has a valid date
You can also check the certificate by clicking on the Thawte Secured Seal on this site:
The Thawte Secured Seal adds assurance that your transaction is safe. And there is a simple way to get this assurance. Just verify before you buy.
Step 1: Look for the Thawte Secured Seal on the Web site.
Step 2: Click on the Thawte Secured Seal.
Step 3: Review the verification information in the newly opened window.
This information is delivered directly to you from Thawte and not from the site you are visiting. You can use the information on this page to make sure you are visiting the site where you wanted to shop, and that the information you exchange with the site is encrypted before transmission, keeping it safe from hackers and from misuse.
Is the security provided by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) safe enough for transactions to be carried out on the internet?
Leading transactional websites generally adopt the Secure Sockets Layer 128-bit encryption standard, an international standard which is considered secure and adequate for encrypting data transmitted over the internet. This standard is also widely used by other financial centres in the world.