HTTP vs. HTTPS – Why is This Important?

Colleen Chesebro ~ The Faery Whisperer

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Last week I noticed that Google Chrome had been updated with a sleek new look to the browser. In addition, I suddenly began noticing flags in my Chrome browser alerting me that HTTP sites were not safe. (Now, I am not an authority on this subject, so please do your own research). I use a MAC so I decided that I would look into this situation and here is what I learned:

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HTTP VS HTTPS

The “S” matters! Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure.’ It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

Apparently, Google clamped down earlier this year…

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