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What does "https" indicate in a URL address?



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Asked by Jackie_mac, Last updated: Sep 12, 2020

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E. Austin

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Answered May 23, 2019

When we send data over the Internet, it is encrypted. HT stands for hypertext, and the next T stands for transfer. That is, the textual information we are sending is being transferred to the recipient as hypertext. The following letter, P, stands for Protocol.

This is a system of rules that we apply so that all using it know how things are to be done. The last letter - S - stands for secure. URLs used to be merely HTTP and then the WWW. Now they are HTTPS in recognition of the ever-increasing invasion by unwanted persons, hackers, and therefore the increasing need for more and more security when sending information over the Internet.

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Answered Jan 21, 2019

Quick transation of data. thanks

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jackie_mac

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Answered Nov 06, 2017

Encrypted transaction of data
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