Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The main difference between http:// and https://

I got this information from an e-mail. Friends, please take note of this information!


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: http://. 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 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!

http VS https

Check the Tigerair
http://www.tigerair home/ and Jetstar airways http://www.jetstar. com/3k/index. html both when come to booking the ticket and keying the personal information it's show https
https://booking. tigerairways. com/skylights/ cgi-bin/skylight s.! cgi and https://jetstar. com/skylights/ cgi-bin/skylight s.cgi

SO it is safe to do that booking.... pls remember when you buy any thing online make sure passing your information on the website showing https REPEAT https........... don't doing anything that is without the " s "


I had just checked the Maybank2u Online Financial service, when come to login by insert username and password, it's show https.


Zooropa said...

Don't do anything without the "s" is hilarious! (Just by reading this if it doesn't relate to the entire post) Btw, thx for sharing the info. Hv a nice day.


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