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software using the "HyperText Transfer Protocol" (HTTP). Before using this tag, please check if a more specific tag such as 'web-browser', 'web-server', or 'web-apps' might be a better fit.

HTTP is an abbreviation standing for the "HyperText Transfer Protocol" – best known for accessing websites using a . Most mobile applications for , , and others, are also heavily relying on this protocol to access online information. HTTP itself is completely unencrypted and thus vulnerable to third parties "sniffing" transferred information, but can be (and often is) secured using SSL/TLS – which then is called HTTPS. For more details, please see the linked Wikipedia article.

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