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This bit of information has been passed on to me, it may be of help....


Difference between http and https-- GREAT information!

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 who 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:///. 

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.


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


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Posted on 08:53PM on Dec 17th, 2012
Thank you so much, I'm glad to read this
Posted on 09:00PM on Dec 17th, 2012
your welcome, it's great to be in the know, as there are so many pit-falls on websites.
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