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"http" & "https" - Do YOU Know The Difference?
« on: Feb 16, 2011, 12:43 AM »
Difference Between http & https

"http" & "https" - Do YOU Know The Difference ?

Once in a while, there is something that comes down the pike that is of real importance.
 
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:/// and https://

is  it's all about keeping you secure** HTTP stands  for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol 
     
   The  S (big surprise) 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://.%c2%a0%c2% a0/;   

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, SS # etc.
     
      PASS  IT ON (You may save someone a lot of!  grief).

Re: "http" & "https" - Do YOU Know The Difference?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 05, 2011, 04:34 PM »

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://.


The quoted sentence really interests me. It informs people of the best way to make secure transaction over the web. Please note it very well ---- HTTPS

Thank you for sharing!

Re: "http" & "https" - Do YOU Know The Difference?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 11, 2012, 09:31 AM »
Wow..what an eye opener......i never knew this before...lol...iv noted...thank for sharing!! 8)

Jobbers

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Re: "http" & "https" - Do YOU Know The Difference?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 11, 2012, 10:22 AM »
Good to know! Many people make online transaction without taking cognizance of the security measures. Thanks for sharing this piece MyWorld...

slim jim

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Re: "http" & "https" - Do YOU Know The Difference?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 11, 2012, 10:34 AM »
 ;) thats good to know makes a lot of sense big up...

Re: "http" & "https" - Do YOU Know The Difference?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 04, 2012, 12:20 PM »
Difference Between http & https

"http" & "https" - Do YOU Know The Difference ?

Once in a while, there is something that comes down the pike that is of real importance.
 
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:/// and https://

is  it's all about keeping you secure** HTTP stands  for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
     
   The  S (big surprise) 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://.%c2%a0%c2% a0/;   

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, SS # etc.
     
      PASS  IT ON (You may save someone a lot of!  grief).

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Re: "http" & "https" - Do YOU Know The Difference?
« Reply #6 on: Sep 11, 2012, 09:50 PM »
all i new before was that it keeps me secured.now you've elaborated.

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