Earbuds NZ is now protected with SSL Encryption. This is great news for everyone who values their privacy online!
If you look in the address bar, our URL starts with HTTPS. What this means is that everything you do on our website is encrypted between your phone, tablet or desktop PC and our web server. If you’re buy tips from your mobile while using a public wifi hostspot, nobody can snoop your address details during the checkout process.
Bear in mind we use PayPal for processing credit card and PayPal payments, which are already encrypted, so your financial details are always secure anyway. But having encryption on our website means your account details (particularly your name and address information) remains private from start to finish!
If you’re a little bit techy, then you may have already viewed the certificate we’re using, and noticed it is a free certificate issued by Let’s Encrypt, and not one of the paid ones from the big boys like Symantec (Verisign) or Comodo. That’s ok, the encryption is still complete and valid. You may also noticed it’s only valid for a short amount of time. This is for security reasons – free certificates don’t have the same level of validation as the paid ones, so need to be revalidated and replaced regularly – every three months. This will not affect encryption on Earbuds NZ, as the certificate will be renewed automatically by our web hosting service 10 days before it’s due to expire.
If you have any queries or concerns, please leave a comment below or contact us directly.