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http or https – what’s in an ‘S’ ? (G032)

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 17/01/2009

http:// or https:// – what’s in an ‘S’ ? (G032)

What is the difference between http and https

Don’t know how many are aware of this difference, but worth sending to any that do not…… What is the difference between http and https
Maybe you already knew this, but I thought it was important enough to send even if you already know.

I didn’t know this…………………

FIRST, MANY PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE OF

**The main difference between http:// and https:// is It’s all about keeping you secure**

HTTP stands for Hyper Text 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.
PASS IT ON!! (You may save someone a lot of grief).


TO LEAVE THE EU

Politicians are failing to tell the truth, but so are almost all wanabe Politicians and Snivil Cervants.

The fact is that even if EVERY British MEP wanted change in The EU it would achieve NOTHING.

Every single British Politician of EVERY Party, elected since before we joined the EUropean Common Market, has promised to change The EU’s CAP – In 40 Years they have achieved absolutely NOTHING!

To try to put a value on OUR Freedom is as futile as floccipaucinihilipilification and as odious as the metissage of our societies, as we rummage in the ashes of our ancestors dreams, sacrifices and achievements, the flotsam of our hopes and the jetsam of our lives, Country and Anglosphere which we leave our children and the future.

Regards,
Greg L-W.
01291 – 62 65 62

PLEASE POST THIS TAG AS FOLLOWS:ON YOUR eMAILS & BLOGS, FORUM POSTINGS & MAILINGS – GET THE MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE IT IS OUR BEST HOPE AS WHOEVER IS APPOINTED WILL MAKE NO DIFFERENCE AS PROVED!

I SUGGEST – since there is clearly no political party of repute, advocating or campaigning for withdrawal of these United Kingdoms from the EU and restoration of our independent sovereign, democracy, with Justice & the right to self determination in a free country.Deny the self seeking & meaningless wanabe MEPs the Mythical Mandate for which they clamour. Diktat is imposed from The EU but Law should be made at Westminster, for our Country & our Peoples.

Write Upon Your Ballot Paper:

LEAVE THE EU

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