The Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) Protocol provides several layers of security available for all users of a web server equipped with SSL. All data coming from and going to an SSL equipped server is encrypted. This ensures that anyone who may be able to spy on the data transmission will not be able to understand the data. An SSL equipped server can also identify itself to anyone who visits it. This ensures that you can trust, that you have indeed connected to the server you intended to reach.
Backpackercover.com & SSL
This site is protected by a 128bit Premium SSL courtesy of GeoTrust thus utilizing the highest level of encryption or security possible. This means you can rest assured that communications (e.g. credit card Numbers) between your browser and this site's web servers are private and secure when the SSL session is activated.