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HTTPS is a widely used protocol for authentication of websites and secure plus encrypted communication over a computer network.

HTTPS protocol consists of communication over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) within a connection encrypted by Transport Layer Security (TLS) or its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

HTTPS provides authentication of the visited website which will protects against such as man-in-the-middle attacks and since the communication is encrypted, it also protects against eavesdropping and tampering of the communications thus enhancing the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.

Questions where this tag generally fits are usually on HTTPS topics of authentication, certification, connection and/or encryption.

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