The Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

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From time to time we can't help but buy something(s) on-line and we have to be careful in giving informations. Read on my dear friends :D

**The main difference between http:// <http:///> ; andhttps:// is It's all about keeping you secure**

HTTP stands for HyperText Transport Protocol, which isjust a fancy way of saying it's a protocol (a language, in a manner ofspeaking) for information to be passed back and forth between webservers and clients.
The important thing is the letter S which makes thedifference between HTTP and HTTPS. The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure".
If you visit a website or webpage, and look at theaddress in the web browser,20it will likely begin with the following:http:// <http:///>; . This means that the website is talking to your browserusing the regular 'unsecure' language. In other words, it is possiblefor someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site. This is why you never ever enter your credit card numberin an http website!

But if the web address begins with https:// <https:///>;, that basically means your computer is talking to the website in asecure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

You understand why this is so important, right?
If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web addressbegins with https:// <https:///> ; . If it doesn't, there's no wayyou're going to enter sensitive information like a credit card.


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