HTTPS stands for HTTP Secure and is a combination of HTTP and SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) and is used to provide an encrypted connection to a website.

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Force a browser to load the 'https' edition of a website, not the 'http'?

This is similar to this previous question, but I believe it's a bit different*. Sites like GMail support a preference that pushes all traffic through the SSL edition of the site rather than the ...
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Circumventing a manual HTML login page for “unclassified” websites (automation purposes, credentials known)

The IT department just made my life a little bit harder again: they introduced a manual HTML login page for all websites they have not "classified". This means that all the applications which try to ...
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Does https encrypt URLs, too?

This is fairly easy. If I go to https://webserver.com/someurl?a=b, will the someurl?a=b part be protected, or just the contents of the site?
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Where does Firefox store cerificates and how to delete one?

The root cause of my problem is not known to me, whatever it is, I experience frequent DNS failures. When it happens I cannot browse to my Gmail inbox. I use two DNS settings. One is the public DNS ...
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Looking for firefox plugin that redirects links to https for certain domain

There is one or two websites where which support both http and https where i want to use https, but where links, redirects, js redirects ... keep sending me to http-locations. Do any of you know of a ...
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Am I secure from network monitoring software if HTTPS is used?

I will be logging into my bank account and my personal email accounts at work. Its not banned at work, but I just don't want them to save/log a copy of whatever I do with these services. Especially my ...
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How to use Fiddler2 along with Windows 7 and HTTPs?

I have noticed that Fiddler2 does not work with https in windows 7 as in windows Xp. Probably resigning option does not work due to windows 7 better security. When accessing https site with this ...
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Is the Royal Mail website secure? [closed]

In the UK our postal service drops cards through our mailbox when there is a fee to pay on a item of mail. On this card it gives us a URL to visit to pay the fee, after following the links you get to ...
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Public Key encryption

This is the way I understand how the public key work...Let's say you are on a website and you access the credit card for page. You then encrypt the packet with the public key of that site and the send ...
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Does there exist a telnet-like for SSL connections?

are there any telnet-like tool that can manually debug a https connection byte by byte?
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Safari can’t establish a secure connection to the server

I realize there is another question with the same title, but my situation is very different. The problem started on three of my computers after upgrading from Leopard to Snow Leopard. I can login to ...
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How to easily create a SSL certificate and configure it in Apache2 in Mac OS X?

I'd like to use my Mac OS X with https for local development tests. How can I easily make Apache2 respond to ssl, just for test proposes - I don't want a real certificate, just a fake to make local ...
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My blog, under ssl

I want to have all my content from my blog distributed in a ssl encrypted connection (meaning, I want to go https) What are the drawbacks with respect to an unencrypted, "regular" http connection?
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Wireless Hotspot Vulnerabilities on BBC Watchdog

I watched a program on the BBC last night that highlighted the risks of using any public wireless hotspot. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/29/wifi-watchdog-hotspot-security-vulnerable ...
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How safe is chatting in iGoogle?

How safe is chatting in iGoogle - Chat in office? I am chatting over HTTPS.
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Major system wide issue regarding security certificates accessing sites and programs

I've got major system-wide issues as of about 30 minutes ago; the only thing I believe that could have caused this is after I went into sleep mode, well just before it, my PC rebooted, so I just shut ...
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Eclipse on Ubuntu karmic hangs when using subclipse to connect to HTTPS repository

Software versions in use: Eclipse Galileo SVN Team Core Provider 1.6.5 Subversion client adapter 1.6.4.1 Subversion JavaHL 1.6.5 svn, version 1.6.5 (r38866) Ubuntu karmic When I select Checkout ...
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https over proxy safe from sniffing?

Apparently all the google ads in my gmail(https) are being filtered. I'm worried. So it means somehow the data pass through the company proxy and being filtered?
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How do I disable the warning Chrome gives if a security certificate is not trusted?

I want to know if it's possible to disable the warning you get in Chrome when you try to go to some HTTPS site that doesn't have a trusted certificate. I have a few sites in my bookmarks that use ...
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What makes the address bar in IE turn green?

What aspect of a site's SSL certificate causes IE's address bar to turn green? I'm working on a site which already uses SSL successfully, but am interested to know if there are different levels of ...
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What are the solutions to Ha.ckers.org challenge?

I was looking around to test my HTTP knowledge, and I found the ha.ckers.org challenges here and here I spent lot of time trying to figure out how to find the captcha and how to change some cookies ...
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I cannot access https pages =(

For about a week now I can not access any sites with https:// in them, I have googled and tried every trick I can find with no luck. Example site is hulu.com I can view it but I can not log in as ...
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How do I get my browser to remember passwords for secure sites?

I feel that my personal computers -- in my house -- are pretty safe. If someone has physical access to them then I am either okay with that or calling 911 with bigger problem. So I wonder: How do I ...
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Force web address to go through HTTPS

At my work, http://twitter.com is blocked, but https://twitter is not. Is there any way to have all programs/browsers access this URL using the HTTPS protocol instead of HTTP? This specifically ...