What is the difference between http and https?
Don't know how many of you are aware of this difference, but it is
worth sending to any that do not.....
**The main difference between http:/// https:// is all
about keeping you secure** HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
The S stands for "Secure".. If you visit a
website or web page, 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 'unsecured 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.
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
address begins with https://
If it doesn't, you should NEVER enter sensitive
information, such as a credit card number.