What's the difference between http and https?
I found myself writing out a website and sometimes it hasn't been working without the http:// in front of it, but I have been noticing that some websites do an https://
Is there a difference?
Yes, in the https:// the information is going to be encrypted in the data transfer making your personal information harder to decipher by a third party program or hacker, giving them a harder time to reach your information in a period of time.
If you usually use https:// sites keep using them, they are much much safer than a http:// site.
HTTP is hyper text transfer protocol while HTTPS is a hyper text transfer over SSL or we can say over (secure socket layer) i.e.HTTP+SSL.
HTTP follow same basic protocol and it unsecured while HTTPS is a secured
No encryption in HTTP while HTTPS uses encryption
No certificate require in HTTP while certificate require in HTTPS.
Https is a more secure version of http.
Http is vulnerable to eavesdropping attempts and you can lose sensitive information. You will notice any banking website will immediately switch to https at the start of your url.
Https does have a downside of slower traffic.
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