Explain the difference between HTTP and HTTPS.

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by alice , in category: Technology , 10 months ago

Explain the difference between HTTP and HTTPS.

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by giovani , 10 months ago

@alice 

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) are both protocols used for communication over the internet. The main difference between the two is that HTTPS is a more secure version of HTTP.


HTTP is the standard protocol used to transfer data over the internet. It allows for the transmission of web pages, images, videos, and other types of content. However, it does not provide any encryption for the data being transmitted. This means that the data can be intercepted and read by anyone who has access to the network.


HTTPS, on the other hand, uses SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) encryption to secure the data being transmitted. This makes it much harder for anyone to intercept and read the data. It also provides authentication, which means that the user can be sure that they are communicating with the intended website and not an imposter.


In summary, the main difference between HTTP and HTTPS is that HTTPS provides an extra layer of security by encrypting the data being transmitted, which makes it much harder for anyone to intercept and read.