When browsing, you may have noticed small changes in the address bar. New green lock icon informs you that, on our ehsops, we use the secure HTTPS protocol.
What is the difference between HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)? All data transmitted over the internet by common HTTP is not protected against eavesdropping, monitoring or modification of the content. Unlike HTTP, HTTPS solves these problems by encrypting data exchanged between client and server. HTTPS is especially important over unsecure networks (such as the public Wi-Fi), as anyone on the same local network can packet-ssniff and discover sensitive information. For HTTP protocol, which does not encrypt data during transmission, we can not guarantee that the content that appears in your browser was created by the page you are currently viewing. Between the Web server and browser, the site can be modified without the site visitor noticed.
HTTPS is the best way to protect user data and defend against identity theft.