What you need to know about HTTP and HTTPS.

 The  main difference between http:// and https:// is  all about keeping you secure.
Image showing https 

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 is 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 means your computer is talking to the website in  a Secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.  This information is of importance to some of us who are into online transactions that will require you putting your ATM card/Credit card number, so that you won't wake up oneday and start blaming your bank for making transactions in your absence.

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