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BETWEEN HTTP and HTTPS

Post  drichardson on Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:42 pm

BetweeBetween HTTP and HTTPS


FIRST MANY PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF**The main difference between http:// and https:// is It's all about keeping you secure**

HTTP stands for HyperText Transport Protocol, which is just a fancy way of saying it's a protocol (a language, in a manner of speaking) for information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients.






The important thing is the letter S which makes the difference between HTTP and HTTPS.














The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure".



If you visit a website or webpage, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://.
This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular 'unsecure' language. In other words, it is possible for 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 number in an http
website!
But if the web address begins with
https://, that basically means your computer



is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://. If it doesn't, there's no way you're going to enter sensitive information like a credit card number.



You understand why this is so important, right?


PASS IT ON (You may save someone a lot of grief).








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Re: BETWEEN HTTP and HTTPS

Post  Darryl Micou on Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:44 pm

DANG DENISE! This is excellent!

There are many computer users are not aware of security concerns on their browsers.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a combination of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol and a network security protocol.
An https: URL or Uniform Resource Locator may specify a TCP port. If it does not, the connection uses port 443 (unsecured HTTP typically uses port 80). Which means, HTTPS is separate and private from HTTP, and HTTP is set at default.

There are so many home computer users chose to shop on line, through Pay Pay or either utilizing their own credit account that get suckered in payment processing from online vendors that can lead to any un affiliated web (or style sheet) which could actually display the exacted image of the web page it self, if not noticing HTTPS. Mainly, this is where HTML comes in. By designing a exact style sheet, and by routing personal information directly to their own account, not the vendors when their personal information is enter, then sent.

This is another good reason why I choose to utilize Fire Fox web browser over Windows Explore. Fire Fox is more secured and most highly recommend for encrypted Secure Sockets Layer for HTTPS.

Very Good Post.
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