Is This The Difference between Http & HttpS?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 28, 2017 9:18am CST
Blogger 'alerted' me to the fact that my blogs are also visible over an 'Https'-address (regularly 'alerting' me to that fact if I use any 'http'-image-links in an entry, as for-some-reason the 'http's won't display properly over the 'https'-address ... or vice-versa, or both). (I think I've changed my blogs' settings so that you can view it over 'http' OR 'https' ) But don't you kinda wonder, "What's the difference?" Well, it gets a little complicated (the way Blogger 'explained it'); but (as Snopes verifies below) it's basically 'the agreed-upon computer-language.' http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/https.asp In short, 'posting an https-link' puts your code in a different language than most machines speak---a language which only your (webmaster's) computer and a user's computer (and not all the other servers-etc. in between) can read. It's like when people talk to each other in a language that's foreign to others---the two can understand exactly what they're saying, and anyone who knows the language can understand too if they're fluent enough.
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Just to add, the S in https stands for secure. In https, the data that is being sent from one computer to another is altered so it becomes unreadable. But with a key that only the server and client has, the data could be decrypted and readable again. Thus, only the user's computer (client) and the webmaster's computer (server) could actually read the data. Hackers need access to the key when they need to read the data. The only way I know is guessing, but that would take so much time before finding the correct key that the data would have been useless by the time they decrypt it.