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Glossary of Security Terms: HTTPS

by Mozilla ContributorsSeptember 5th, 2020
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HTTPS HTTPS (HTTPS) is an encrypted version of the HTTP protocol. It uses SSL or TLS to encrypt all communication between a client and a server. This secure connection allows clients to safely exchange sensitive data with a server, such as when performing banking activities or online shopping. Mozilla (stylized as moz://a) is a free software community founded in 1998 by members of Netscape. The secure connection is a secure connection that can be used when using online banking or banking.

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