HTTP and HTTPS:
What do they do, and how are they different?
You click to check out at an online merchant. Suddenly your browser address bar says HTTPS instead of HTTP. What's going on? Is your credit card information safe?
Good news. Your information is safe. The website you are working with has made sure that no one can steal your information.
Instead of HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP), this website uses HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).
Using HTTPS, the computers agree on a "code" between them, and then they scramble the messages using that "code" so that no one in between can read them. This keeps your information safe from hackers.
They use the "code" on a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), sometimes called Transport Layer Security (TLS) to send the information back and forth.
HTTPS ( via it’s encryption method ) stops a third party interfering with the original session between users. eg: When a picture on a website is clicked, the HTTPS encryption method stops a third party intercepting and adding unwanted content to that picture. This unwanted content can range from being redirected to an undesirable website or malware and viruses etc being downloaded.
HTTPS can slow down your connection speed somewhat via the encryption, however, when you balance that time against the content/time you may incur by not using a HTTPS site, it becomes a decision which only you can make.
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If you are currently using HTTP to view our website, you can click here: https://www.bestecig.ie/index.html
to view our website via HTTPS