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What is https?

HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. It is the secure version of http. HTTPS adds an increased security to websites because it encrypts data that is being transferred. This is necessary for the use of making purchases online. Another example is logging into and doing business with your bank accounts or insurance providers. Many web browsers now have implemented notifications to let individuals know that a website is not considered secure.

Example of what an https url looks like

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