- Victor Masivi
https to surf the web securely
Updated: Aug 29, 2020
What is https and why do we care
Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (https): KS003
We live in a world full of rules. If you do not follow them, you may end up on the wrong side of the norms—the same applies when browsing the internet. One is the use of "https." While reading a simple page on the web does not warrant special security consideration, accessing pages that request some input from the user requires a dose of security. Hence, the use of “https.”
In the past, https was more reserved to particular pages, those pages that ask for user data, like when entering a username and password. Nowadays, most websites provide de facto “https” for all their web pages. This practice is now widespread since it ensures website authenticity.
To use https, check on your browser address bar, at the beginning of it, you should see a lock, and the address should start with https. Remember to do this simple verification, especially when filling out online forms.
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Doc Pub: KS003