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Difference between HTTP & HTTPS in URL

MS SAMEER (CMA*CA*CMDM*ast FUND MANAGER*LEGAL ADVISOR)   (14938 Points)

18 March 2010  

Difference between HTTP & HTTPS in URL

Difference between HTTP & HTTPS
First of all, many of us are not aware about HTTPS appearing in the address bar in browser when we access some sites. Kindly check websites like yahoo.com or googele.com, which will have https:// at the start of the web adress url but when you go to email login page you will see https:// at the start of the address.
What is it? What is the difference?

 **The main difference between https:// and https:// <HTTPS:///>  is.

It's all about keeping you secure** 
 

HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol, which is just a fancy way of saying it's a protocol (a language, in a manner of speaking) for information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients. 

The important thing is the letter S which makes the difference between HTTP and HTTPS. 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: https://. 

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 https:// <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:// <HTTPS:///> . 

If it doesn't, there's no way you're going to enter sensitive information like a credit

 


 2 Replies


(Guest)

Good article . But besite looking for https:// while entering credit card , you should also see the LOCk button in the status bar. That means ssl certificte value. Both two is needed for a secure transection.

And most  importand if you have pc with pirated xp, no good security software (standalone antivirus cann;t be said a complete security software) , then you are working in most risky condition, and https:// may not save you there. Because the browser itself may be compromised.

HTTPS NOT needed for normal non finantial info taking websites. As deploying https needs lots of fund.

Recommending software for any type of net work, finantial or non-finantial personal info, like social networking etc.

1. Original OS, xp, vists, 7 , linux , mac etc.

2. Good security software (it comprised antivirus+anti spyware+ two way firewall)

3. Upto date state of the above two.

4. Up to date browser, like Firefox 3.6, IE 8, Opera 10, Chrome 4.1 as of today.

5. UP to date flaash player, like adobe flaash player 10 as of today.

 

Darsh Bhatt (SEO Executive) (26 Points)
Replied 18 November 2021

Software Testing is a technique to check whether the genuine programming item coordinates with anticipated necessities and to guarantee that product item is without defect. It includes execution of programming/framework parts utilizing manual or mechanized devices to assess at least one properties of interest. The motivation behind programming testing is to recognize mistakes, holes or missing necessities as opposed to real prerequisites.

 


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