How secure are https websites?

  griffon56 16:00 21 Jan 2018
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Hi All, it's just occurred to me that whereas https sites might themselves be secure, what about all the nodes and servers between them and the user, through which passwords and other data is unencrypted? or am I being too cautious or uninformed.

  rdave13 16:32 21 Jan 2018

How about the sites themselves? Interesting read here.

  Secret-Squirrel 17:33 21 Jan 2018
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................what about all the nodes and servers between them and the user, through which passwords and other data is unencrypted?

You've got that a bit wrong. Data between your computer and a secure website is encrypted at both ends. The data stays encrypted for the entire journey, so no one could make any sense of it even if it were to be captured mid-journey.

  griffon56 14:18 24 Jan 2018

Thanks rdave13 and Secret Squirrel - a complete answer. I'm glad that's the way it works, tho' if the user was left out of the secure loop it wouldn't be logical would it? Thank you again.

Rog

  Core743 14:48 07 Jun 2018

That depends if your HTTPS website is using an SSL or TLS certificate. TLS is a more up-to-date version of SSL without vulnerabilities. If you are looking to fully secure your website, I suggest having a look at TrafficDefender - click here

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