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HTTPS stands for HTTP Secure and is a combination of HTTP and SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security) and is used to provide an encrypted connection to a website.

HTTPS connections are often used for payment transactions and for sensitive transactions in corporate systems. They are increasingly being used for social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to help prevent identity theft etc.

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