Excellent Information on the difference between http://
FIRST, MANY PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE THAT...
**The main difference between http:// and https:// is It's all about
keeping you secure**
HTTP stands for HyperText Transport 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:
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://, 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://.
If it doesn't, there's no way you're going to enter sensitive
information like a credit card number.
PASS IT ON
(You may save someone a lot of grief)