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HTTP vs HTTPS

HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol, is a system that is used to transmit and receive information from a server. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. HTTPS is often used to protect highly confidential online transactions like online banking and online shopping order forms. Web browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome also display a padlock icon in the address bar to visually indicate that a HTTPS connection is in effect. How Does HTTPS Work? HTTPS pages typically use one of two secure protocols to encrypt communications –SSL (Secure Socket Layer) or TLS (Transport Layer Security). Both the TLS and SSL protocols use what is known as an 'asymmetric' Public Key Infrastruc…