Saturday, October 22, 2016

Difference between HTTP and HTTPS

What is the difference between http and https ?
Time to know this with 32 lakh debit cards compromised in India.


Many of you may be aware of this difference, but it is 
worth sharing for any that are not.....

The main difference between http:// and https:// is 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 is 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 
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/Debit 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/debit card number.