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On Computers: Don’t worry about that https Print E-mail
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Source: Times Reporter - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Privacy A reader wrote me: “I occasionally see ‘https’ in my browser. Should I suspect it might be some manner of hacking?” I wrote back that it does have something to do with hacking, but this time it’s to our advantage. Https is a newcomer to Internet addresses. It indicates that the site you are accessing is secure, meaning it has extra protection against hackers. That’s the “S” — for secure sockets.

You see this on financial and retail websites. When they ask for your password, that will enter you into a second Web server with this higher level of security. It’s becoming more prevalent as we use the Web to pay bills.

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