HTTPS is an encrypted version of the HTTP protocol encrypted with either TLS or SSL. HTTPS is used by those who wish to secure their communications over the web from eavesdropping.

HTTPS allows two communicating parties to encrypt their communications at each end, with only the other party able to decrypt the messages. This means that any third party attempting to intercept the messages will only encounter encrypted messages, something which prevents them attempting a man-in-the-middle attack.


Last updated: 4 September 2017