Of course, there is a need to ask questions in time such as this, besides; we are in a generation where everyone needs to be carried along. Therefore, you should not be left behind. Here is a complete review of the HTTPS you have always heard about.
To start, this blog post contains
- The difference between HTTPS and the previous HTTP
- HTTP To HTTPS, the evolution
- How to know you’re connected to a site with HTTPS.
Now, we can kick-off to what we are here for
What is HTTPS?
This is simply an abbreviation that stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol. Now, the introduction of “S” which is “secure” brings about a new evolution. Then, they didnt attach an “S” to it, and that means that it could be less secure. So, if you look closely while browsing, you may see a lock icon in the address bar. That is a whole lot of advantages to talk about.
The difference between HTTPS and the Previously HTTP
The HTTPS is the secured version of HTTP. Meanwhile, the difference is the risk it puts you at. For instance, when you visit a website whose IP Address is not secured, then will eavesdroppers find it easy to see the web pages you visit and the data you are transferring back and forth. At worst cases, you may fall prey to their hands over banking sites. There are readily ready there waiting for you to make the wrong move and they hijack you.
However, you should be careful in dropping your password anywhere around those unsecured websites to avoid been duped or hijacked. How do I know the right website? Read on for more details.
In summary, we can say that HTTP is not encrypted but HTTPS is. Thus, that is a result of the introduction of the letter S to HTTP. So, with HTTP, we risk leaking sensitive information.
The Evolution of HTTPS
The central aim of the introduction of HTTPS was to secure passwords, payments, and sensitive data and prevent leaks. Thus, this made the entire web thriving in that direction. Now, everybody knows the benefits of this and has chosen to swing to it before he/she is left behind.
So, with this, browsing is much more private for everyone and that is what all must embrace.
Come to think of it, HTTP allows your Internet service provider to tamper with the web pages that you visited when they want. They devised this as a means to add contents to the web page, modify the web page. Then, ISPs could push more advertisements based on the web pages you visit. But today, HTTPS has made that history.
To make web pages faster, all standard websites should desire HTTPS encryption. That is to say, HTTPS is the only way to make the web secure.
However, this HTTPS makes use of compression, pipelining, and some other features to make your web pages fast. So, all bloggers should seek to have this.
The real fact is Google is making HTTP unattractive by penalizing websites for using it. In other words, Chrome will consider any website without HTTPS as unsafe. In addition, Google search results prioritize HTTPS websites and of course, everyone is into it.
How to check if you’re connected to a Website Using HTTPS
To find this out is not hard, you just need to follow what we show you on the page.
you will know If you connect with a website with HTTPS connection, by
- Noticing “https://” before the link address of the page. You will find it in the search bar.
- Another prove is the lock icon before every address. When you click on it, it shows you the full detail of the link address. If secured, you will find the “Https://” before other figures and alphabets.
Mind you, you might find it different in some browsers but most of the browsers have it by default. While some hide it so that you will just see a lock icon next to the website’s domain name. So when you click inside the address bar, you will then see it as part of the address.