Sunday, January 11, 2009

Different Btw http:// & https://

Very important... ........must know
The main difference between http:// and https:// is
It's all about keeping you secure
HTTP stands for HyperText Transport Protocol, which is just a fancy way of
saying it's a protocol (a language, in a manner of speaking) for
information to be passed back and forth between web servers and clients.
The important thing is the letter S which makes the difference between
HTTP and HTTPS. The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure".
If you visit a website or webpage, and look at the address in the web
browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://. This means that
the website is talking to your browser using the regular 'unsecure'
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 ever enter your credit card number in an http
But if the web address begins with https://, that basically 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 card information, you should automatically look to
see if the web address begins with https://. If it doesn't, there's no way
you're going to enter sensitive information like a credit card number!
http VS https
I had Check the Tigerair http://www.tigerair home/ and Jetstar
airways http://www.jetstar. com/3k/index. html both when come to booking the
ticket and keying the personal information it's show https
BOOKING https://booking. tigerairways. com/skylights/ cgi-bin/skylight s.! cgi
and https://jetstar. com/skylights/ cgi-bin/skylight s.cgi
SO it is safe to do that booking.... pls remember when you buy anything
online make sure passing your information on the website showing https
REPEAT https....... .... don't doing anything that is without the " s "

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