What is HTTPS?

Do you know what HTTPS means?
How it is different to HTTP?
Do you care?

In all honesty, you don’t have to understand how it works, but you should definitely care what it does. The aim of this article is to give an overview of the benefits of HTTPS and why you, a user of the glorious world wide web, should take it seriously. We’ll skip all the technical jargon too, however, at the bottom of the article, you’ll find some links to further reading if you want to learn more.

Tip: If you don’t know what HTTP or HTTPS means, fear not. HTTP is just an acronym for the conversational framework used by computers to talk to each other when serving up your favourite websites. The S in HTTPS stands for Secure.

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