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08 November 2008

Important Must Read.

This is a copy of an e-mail I have received from a friend. Since the content is important to us who frequently surf and do some of our purchase or dealings on line, I thought it would be good to share it with you all.


Subject:
Important Difference between 'http://' and 'https://' [Must Read]

The main difference between http:// and https:// is 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' 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 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
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I had Check the Tigerair http://www.tigerair ways.com/ home/ and Jetstar airways http://www.jetstar. com/3k/index. html both when come to booking the ticket and keying the personal information they show 'https://' BOOKING; https ://booking.tigerair ways.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....


Please remember when you buy any thing online make sure passing your information on the website showing 'https://' , I REPEAT don't do anything that is without the 'S' !!!

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1 comment:

  1. Very good of you watchful on matter like this. When I got my domain lately I wasn't paying attention thus kept on receiving an error reply because of missing the S

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