Have you ever thought the information which we are accessing is safe and secured? There are many possible ways of stealing our information through the internet.
Alright! There is a simple question to answer, have you observed the URL whenever you are opening an application?
For example: whenever you type google, you will observe this in the URL as https://www.google.com/
Which means your webpage is safe & secured!!!
Let us know more about the HTTP, https & SSL now.
HTTP means hypertext Transfer Protocol.it is the underlying protocol used by the world wide web. This HTTP protocol defines how the messages are formatted and transmitted and what actions web browsers and servers should take in response to various commands.
Instead of using HTTP, the website uses HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure). Using HTTPS, the computers agree on a “code” between them, and then they scramble the messages using that “code” so that no one in between can read them. This keeps your information safe from hackers.
Instead of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), this website uses Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS). Using HTTPS, the computers agree on a “code” between them, and then they scramble the messages using that “code” so that no one in between can read them. This keeps your information safe from hackers.
How Does HTTP Work?
In the beginning, network administrators had to figure out how to share the information they put out on the Internet.
They agreed on a procedure for exchanging information and called it Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
At the end of the day, goals are very simple -safety and security.
So once everyone knew how to exchange information, intercepting on the Internet was not difficult. So knowledgeable administrators agreed upon a procedure to protect the information they exchanged. The protection relies on SSL Certificate to encrypt the online data. Encryption means that the sender and recipient agree upon a “code” and translate their documents into random-looking character strings.
The procedure for encrypting information and then exchanging it is called Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).
But with HTTPS, the person in between the sender and the recipient could open the message, they still could not understand it. Only the sender and the recipient, who know the “code,” can decipher the message.
Humans could encode their own documents, but computers do it faster and more efficiently. To do this, the computer at each end uses a document called an “SSL Certificate” containing character strings that are the keys to their secret “codes.”
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in an online communication. The usage of SSL technology ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted. An SSL certificate is necessary to create SSL connection.
So, from today, we all will start observing the URL, whenever we are surfing. Be aware whether your information is safe.