AWARE & Beware websites fraud What is the difference between "http" and "https"? Time to know this, with 32 lakh Debit Cards compromised in India! The main difference between "http://" and "https://" 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 is likely to 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 means your Computer is talking to the Website in a Secure Code that no one can eavesdrop on. Now, hope you understood why this is so important. If a Website ever asks you to enter your Credit/Debit Card Information, you should_automatically look to see if the Web Address begins with "https://" or http:// If it is http:// , then you should NEVER enter any Sensitive Information such as a Credit/Debit Card_ _Number etc. NEXT While checking the name of any Website, first look for the domain extension (Eg: ".com" or ".org", ".co.in", ".net" etc). The name just before this is the domain name of the Website. Eg: in the above case,_ "http://amazon.diwali -festivals.com", the word before ".com" is "diwali-festivals" (and NOT "amazon"). So, this Webpage does not belong to_"amazon.com" but_ _belongs to "diwali-festivals.com", which we all haven't heard of before.You can_ _similarly check for bank frauds. Before your e-banking logins, make sure that the name just before ".com" is the name of your bank. Eg: "something. icicibank.com" belongs to icici; but, "icicibank. some1else.com" belongs to_ _"some1else."_* This is a very Simple, but an Important and Necessary Piece of Information. ALL THE BEST WITH YOUR ONLINE BANKING. MY FRIEND booked 2 tickets for USA EX CHENNAI . HE lost a fabulous amount thinking that he was buying air passage at great discount.