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networking:https [2017/02/05 22:43] (current)
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 +Him: Hmmm. I don’t see an SSL cert. Why would one go to HTTPS instead of HTTP? That’s just a way to see the certificates? ​
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 +Me: 
 +HTTPS is a way to validate that the website you’re talking to is who they claim to be (and that it hasn’t been tampered with in transit). ​ It’s really HTTP-Secure in that your web browser has to validate the information coming from the server as *actually coming from Google*. ​ The way it does it using cryptographic certificates,​ signed by a globally trusted third party authority that says, “This website is who they claim to be.” ​ It works through the transitive property – I trust the CA (Certificate Authority), the CA trusts Google, therefore, I trust Google.
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 +At the core this means that anything you do online, *_ANYTHING_* can be tampered with and/or modified by the company at will – and you’d never know the difference.
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 +Further reading: http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​HTTP_Secure
  
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