...found one reason why. Before I signed in, that page was an https: page. After I signed in, I have not seen https: on any of the pages. Is HubPages safe or not?
Here's a link that gives a quick explanation about the functionality of HTTPS. http://wpengine.com/support/how-does-al … ork-https/
In short, https allows for data sent between our website and your computer to be encrypted, so that hackers cannot eavesdrop and steal the info. The most important application of the https protocol is during the log in process. If you'll notice, our sign in page does indeed utilize https. This is to ensure that your username and password are transmitted to our servers securely. (Thus, yes, HubPages is safe)
There's generally no benefit using https to display a regular Hub, as there's no sensitive information being transferred between the user and our servers. You'll notice that other sites (about.com, wikihow, etc) don't use https to show their articles either. In fact, enabling https will not deter content theft in any way because it does not prevent a theft from viewing Hubs in any shape or manner.
I hope this helps clear things up.
Thank you Edward. I know about the encrypting, that is why I wondered about the other pages. It is because only the sign-in page had it and not the others. You are saying that since the sign-in page is encrypted then the rest are safe?
I have seen other sites and every page after the sign-in page still says https:
What Edward means is that the signin page is one of the only places where you give sensitive info that hackers might steal (e.g. your login and password). Unless it is a page where you are typing in sensitive information (bank account number, social security number, login info, and other sensitive personal information), encryption doesn't really offer any additional protection because there is nothing to steal.
Google says: "We're starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal." That is reason enough to reconsider using it for the entire site.
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot. … ignal.html
Hi Examiner-1, is there a problem here? Sounds like ezhang doesn't think so?
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