Barb Pennel (24 Nov 2010)
"http vs https"


 
Hi John,a friend sent this to me,I am not a computer geek so had bo idea of the difference.  Could you please block out the senders name and post this?? Thanks so much for your work,what a job thr Lord has given you.  I read all the posts somedays ,other times I try to go back and read the missed ones,but I just wanted you to know how much I. and all the Doves I'm sure, appreciate you.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you,God is SOOOO wonderful. Pray for all those who won't be so thankful,tell them God Loves them. Barb Pennell
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Thanks, Barb!
John



                  IF YOU KNEW THIS...GOOD.  IF YOU DIDN'T... NOW YOU  DO.
 PLEASE BE SURE TO SHARE.

                        Some very good information!!


                  Subject: http

                  What  is the difference between http  and https ?  Don't
 know how many of you are aware of this difference, but
 it is worth sending to any that do not.....

                  **The  main difference between http:// and https:// is
 it's 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 will 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 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, you should NEVER enter sensitive
 information...such as a credit card number, SS # etc.

                  PASS IT ON (You may save someone a lot of grief).