Wbsite security information (I didn't know)

Wbsite security information (I didn't know)

jchamp52

Posts: 261

QUOTE 8/31/2012 8:41:39 AM

I am sure there are many that already know this, but for the rest of us less computer smart individuals; this is for us.

What is the main difference between http:/// and https://

It is all about keeping you secure. HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.

   The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure".. If you visit a website or web page, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http:///.

   This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular "unsecured" language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer's conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.

   This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in an http website! But if the web address begins with https://, that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on.

    If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://.  You will also notice the NDP site has the “s” which is a comforting thought.

    If it doesn't, you should NEVER enter sensitive information.....such as a credit card number, SS #, etc.

doggielover456

Posts: 4

QUOTE 9/5/2012 2:51:27 PM
Thank you for posting this! I find it really useful, and it's important to find ways to protect yourself when you are online. Some of the stories I've heard are unbelievable! 
jchamp52

Posts: 261

QUOTE 9/5/2012 7:47:58 PM

Quote doggielover456:

Thank you for posting this! I find it really useful, and it's important to find ways to protect yourself when you are online. Some of the stories I've heard are unbelievable! 
Hi doggielover,

This site is very slow now...but at one time it was the best place for one to go to get information about dog care and hints on treatments.

A lot of good information and warning tips were posted on here, but for some reason everyone just seemed to go away?????
doggielover456

Posts: 4

QUOTE 9/5/2012 11:40:53 PM
That's a shame. I have read some of the threads and although it does not seem very active, I have found some of them pretty useful. Thank you for letting me know. :)
dihart

Posts: 322

QUOTE 9/8/2012 10:34:37 PM
I didn't comment in Jc’s post originally because I wanted others to see and read what she had to say, her good advice. As for all the great information that has been passed on over the past few years, it is worth the time to peruse the old posts and glean the knowledge that is certainly still relevant. How to tell & avoid scams, what treatments can be used on what illnesses, how we as breeders work with and feel about our dogs......tons of stuff, hours of enjoyable interesting reading if one takes the time. The things we face have been going on for a long time, so the advice still holds true I feel, even if it was not posted yesterday....except for maybe  Wbsite security information   
jchamp52

Posts: 261

QUOTE 9/17/2012 7:49:21 PM
I still go through all the old post when I run into an issue that I am not sure which direction to go or what might work best.

I have been breeding Chihuahua for over 18 years and I LEARN something new all the time. There is a vast amount of knowledge to be gotten from the long time breeders.
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