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How does HTTPS make Q2A websites safer?

+4 votes
asked Oct 5 in Q2A Core by Ronlaw
I'm aware Google is currently favoring HTTPS in search results. What are the security advantages for Q2A websites though?
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+3 votes
answered Oct 5 by bluegenel
Security of users passwords. A lot of people still use the same password for different websites. So if a hacker gets your Q2A password, potentially the hacker has got your Online Banking password as well.

Apart from that, it gives your users a clear indication that your Q2A site is safe. Google Chrome browser is now displaying a 'not secure' message directly into the address/url bar of the browser if the site isn't using https.
commented Oct 5 by Ronlaw
Good point. Is it true all communication in HTTP is in plain text?
commented Oct 5 by bluegenel
More or less.