What does it mean when you go to an encrypted website.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    I can't find any pages that explain this. A friend wants to know but I can't find any info. She clicked on the ok button to allow. Shes at a hotel so shes using the hotel connection.
     
  2. sooflymami

    sooflymami Registered Member

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    Yes, does anyone know what it means? i went to website and it popped up saying something like "the script has been encrypted. would you like to continue?" and it had continue and cancel button and i clicked the continue button. do you think i should be ok?
     
  3. bgoodman4

    bgoodman4 Registered Member

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    Raza0007 Registered Member

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    When you go to an encrypted website it means that all communication between you and the website is now encrypted. So, if there is someone tapping your internet connection, trying to get your credit card number or bank information, he/she can only see gibberish. On normal non-encrypted websites, information flows as entered, so if you type in your credit card number and its expiry date, the information will travel as is, in a form of a sequential string, to the website and can be easily intercepted by the man in the middle.
     
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    1boss1 Registered Member

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    This typically happens when you view a secure https page but there is regular http assetts on the page such as images or .css

    You can replicate this for example by going to https://www.rapidshare.com and uploading a blank text file. The uploader sends to normal http (no 's') so you get a warning.

    This is "normally" a simple mistake by the site coder failing to append the 's' to something in the page, but it can mean something capturing the data.
     
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