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Thread: What is the difference between http and

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    Super Member Pickles's Avatar
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    My Sis sent me this so I thought I'd pass it on, for those of you who order from online Web Sites, better safe then sorry.

    Subject: What is the difference between http and https - USEFUL

    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 those that may not.

    The main difference between http:/// and https://:blank>
    is it's all about keeping you secure. HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer

    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:blank> 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:blank>

    If it doesn't, you should NEVER enter sensitive information such as a credit
    card number.

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

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I had no idea. Thanks for the info.

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    Super Member b.zang's Avatar
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    You should also have a little icon in the bottom toolbar that looks like a locked lock when you are on a secure site.
    Here is a website where you can download a security program that will do what it says below. It's safe and is added protection.
    "Rapport detects and prevents Man-in-the-Browser, Man-in-the-middle, phishing, and other attacks launched directly against the user. The Rapport service includes a lightweight browser security plug-in, as well as cloud-based analysis and reporting services. The browser plug-in works with all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. When users browse to sensitive websites such as online banking, Webmail, or payment pages, the Rapport plug-in immediately locks down the browser, and prevents any unauthorized access to web pages and sensitive information that flow through the browser. This browser lockdown is achieved through a combination of access control, encryption, and verification technologies that take place in the background, completely transparent to the user."

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    Super Member Pickles's Avatar
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    Your Welcome littlehud :D

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    Super Member Pickles's Avatar
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    Thanks for the info b.zang on the download every bit helps
    now a days.. :D

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