Anyone who has studied computers in school knows what HTTP stands for, i.e. Hypertext Transfer Protocol. But on some sites you see an extra little ‘s’ at the end. What’s that? It’s an extra layer of security called secured ‘socket’ layer. Using the HTTPS ensures that any data sent to the server is encrypted and only decrypts at the server. Set your default browser settings to use the secured ‘socket’ suffix on all sites that allow you to.