Why is it so important to embrace https and leave htp behind?
its becuase https is secured tunnel, no eaves dropping..
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HTTPS connections have clear benefits over HTTP ones. With HTTPS you get a higher level of security because data sent and received is encrypted; 3rd party services cannot decrypt this data and learn about your activities. Also you or anyone can decide you do not want to use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates and purchase your own for more secure communications within your company or friends.
"Evil Prospers When Good Men do Nothing"
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