Because security is important to us, and the security of our members’ data is also important, we have upgraded to use a SSL certificate. SSL, or HTTPS as it’s commonly known, encrypts the connection between the users of our services and the server.
TSB now uses a certificate from Let’s Encrypt, a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). A group of corporate and independant entities such as Mozilla, Google, the Electronics Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Akamai. The group believes that the internet should be free and secure for everyone, and we at TSB believe this is true.
For many years website owners and users thought the internet was secure as it is, however this isn’t true. However, in recent years, the Internet security community has come to realize that all web pages need protection. Pages served over HTTP (unencrypted) are vulnerable to eavesdropping, content injection, and cookie stealing, which can be used to take over your online accounts. And as most people use the same password for multiple accounts such as their Steam account, their e-mail account and even their Creditcard, or worse, online banking… You can see the problem right there. If your password is sent through an open and unencrypted WiFi connection, everyone using software such as WireShark can sniff it right out of the air. As we want our users to be safe, we now use SSL, so your passwords are safe with us.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to comment or contact us.