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Blake Rogers3,069 Points
What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS
What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?
Casey Ydenberg15,622 Points
HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, and all data that passes over the HTTPS protocol (both to and from the server) is encrypted. How this works is a little bit complex, but basically it means that if you're sharing your credit card or any information you wouldn't want the world to know, you should ensure that the website you're visiting uses HTTPS (you can see this in the status bar at the top of your browser).
Jason AndersTreehouse Moderator 145,826 Points
HTTP = HyperText Transfer Protocol
HTTPS = HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure
HTTPS connections are encrypted and cannot (should not) be able to be intercepted and read in transit.