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HTTP vs. HTTPS

HTTP, or hypertext transfer protocol, is the way a Web server communicates with browsers like Internet Explorer ® and Mozilla Firefox®. HTTP lets visitors view a site and send information back to the Web server.

HTTPS, hypertext transfer protocol secure, is HTTP through a secured connection. Communications through an HTTPS server are encrypted by a secure certificate known as an SSL. The encryption prevents third-parties from eavesdropping on communications to and from the server.

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October 27, 2009 - Posted by | Information Technology (I.T.) |

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