You visit an online store, and suddenly, you see your browser display an ‘HTTPS’ rather than the regular ‘HTTP.’ What just happened? Did you just get redirected to another website?

Well, the good news is that you’re still in the same domain, and the information you shared will be kept safe so that no one would be able to steal them. That is because the website is using HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure or HTTPS.

It is a method of communicating information on the Worldwide Web and the secure version of the original Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). HTTPS is usually applied in order to protect highly sensitive transactions on the Web, such as with online shopping and online banking.

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