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Sunday, November 8, 2009

HTTP vs HTTPS

HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Ptotocol, which is a protocol for information to be passed back and forth between the Internet and your machine (computer).

If you are visiting a website or webpage, and the web address begins with http://, it means that the website is using the regular 'unsecured' language. In other words, it is possible for someone to 'eavesdrop' on your computer's conversation with the website.

HTTPS - The 'S' stands for 'Secure' Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.

If the website address begins with https://, that basically means that your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

Hence, if a website asks you to enter your credit card information or bank account details, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://. If it doesn't, DO NOT PROVIDE any sensitive information like a credit card number.

4 comments:

amsyah said...

waaa ye ke... tapi yg bayar all the race payments tu tadak https pung, ok ka?

ShahM said...

Buat triathlon utk berhibur,
Klu boleh hari2 nk beraktiviti,
Bro, bukan saje triathlon lu cebur,
Pergh!! skrg dh mcm pakar IT,

Anyway,i do agree on this matter. Nowaday, fraud case like scamming the Online Banking webpage is always happened. As for me, i always checks the https status before proceed to login.

..::EnAikAY::.. said...

Syah,
Well, from now on let's double up our carefullness (is there such a word?).

ShahM,
Buat traithlon suka-suka,
Bidang IT lupakan aje,
Bila nak blogging dah takde idea,
Entry kali ni wa copypaste aje.

Ahahaha.

The Corporate Athlete said...

whoa ... really? I'll keep my antenna up from now on.
p/s - not that one, the other one