Difference between HTTP and HTTPS

Basic Difference:

**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. or even they can grab your content using KEYLOGGERS.

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.

Its better to use virtual keyboard or keyscrambler to get hide from hackers..

How it works??

When a user connects to a website via HTTPS, the website encrypts the session with a digital certificate. A user can tell if they are connected to a secure website if the website URL begins with https:// instead of http://.

Want to know more?  earn more about How to use SSL with Comodo’s SSL Tutorials.
For a simple introduction to HTTPS, see What is HTTPS?

How Does SSL Work?

Secure Sockets Layer uses a cryptographic system that encrypts data with two keys.