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What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

Cooper Self

Question: What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

Answer: HTTP, which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is the protocol your web browser uses to view web pages. HTTPS is HTTP Secure. Website Use HTTPS to protect you when you are sending sensitive information such as a credit card number by encrypting the page with a SSL certificate.

When you go to a website that asks you for any sensitive information, such as your bank’s website or when purchasing something online, you should always check the address for the HTTPS if the S is not there then any information you give well be sent without any encryption. If someone was intercepting or “sniffing” the information, they could read it whereas when it’s encrypted it would just look like gibberish.

Written By Cooper Self
Gold Rush Internet, LLC

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