Posted on Mar 11, 2015
Sgt David G Duchesneau
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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:/// .
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.

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.
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SGT Writer
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There's also many different types of SSL certificates. I'm trying to learn more about them now.
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CSM Charles Hayden
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Sgt Duchesneau, Got it, thanks. https://
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