The Linux Foundation has been working on a free SSL certificate generating tool for a while with the assistance of Cisco, Akamai, the EFF, Mozilla, and others. The key about this is that it is a legitimate SSL certificate generated by a trusted root CA, all for free!
The install process was ridiculously painless and took me less than about 15 minutes from start to finish. I can’t recommend this highly enough. It is imperative that people learn about encryption and cryptography and protect their sites and their content with encryption.
What are you waiting for?
Get to it!