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So What’s the Scoop on “HTTPS” and “SSL”?

April 27, 2011  |  Web 101

The internet is shockingly similar to one gigantic game of Chinese telephone. On the internet, the men-in-the-middle could be your internet service provider, the government, your network administrators, or even somebody else on your WiFi network. If your browser shows http while browsing Facebook, then the information you and Facebook pass back and forth is in plain text that anybody in between can understand. "https" means that you and Facebook scramble the messages to secure your communication. https really means "HTTP using SSL". SSL is the standard way that information is scrambled and unscrambled on the internet.

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