Are you Browsing through internet and making any e-commerce transaction or else are you saving your passwords for bank sites, here is the need to know What is the difference between http and https ?
Time to know this with 32 lakh debit cards compromised in India. Specially if you are browsing any site which includes financial transactions, and where it needs to provide your Credit/Debit card Details, check whether the site is secured or not
The main difference between http:// and https:// is all
about keeping you secure
HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
The S (big surprise) stands for “Secure”.. If you visit a Website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser, it is likely begin with the following: http://
This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular unsecured 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 enter your credit card number in an http website! But if the web address begins with https:// that 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/Debit card
Information, you should automatically look to see if the web
address begins with https://
If it doesn’t, You should NEVER enter sensitive
Information….such as a credit/debit card number.