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Old 04-14-2013, 01:36 PM
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Robin:

Yes, you are correct and you did well.

Furthermore, when I updated NTGreek In Diagram web pages (as well as the entire site) to HTTPS I also had to update all of ECWID's coding that included "http//. . ." to "https//. . ." on every product page before the "Add to Bag" image appeared on the page. If you click on the aforementioned link, you will notice that the "https" in the URL is in green--a signature that I care about my customers' protection while browsing my store. Furthermore, I employ ZERO tracking scripts on the site to ensure my customers' private browsing.

Why is HTTPS important? The HTTPS protocol ensures that all information from the customer's browser to the server is secure. Not only does it protect page authenticity, but also securing accounts and keeping user communications, identity, and web browsing private. I recommend those in e-commerce to upgrade their pages to HTTPS.

In addition, some unscrupulous wireless networks hijack your HTTP connections when you first join them, in order to demand authentication or simply to try to make you agree to terms of use. HTTPS pages are protected against this type of hijacking, which is as it should be. If you go to a website that isn't protected by HTTPS your browser is subjected to be hijacked.

Just in case if anyone is wondering, HTTPS is an acronym for "Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure." What is ironic, it is not a protocol in itself; rather a layering the Hypertext Transfer Protocol on top of the SSL/TLS protocol, thus adding the security capabilities of SSL/TLS to standard HTTP communications.

Last edited by greekman; 04-14-2013 at 02:43 PM. Reason: Choice of wording
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