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HTTPS and viruses

Is the information tranferred under HTTPS vulnerable to viruses (assuming that the server is safe and the information

secure)?

All that HTTPS does is establish a more secure channel between the browser client and the server. It has nothing to do with viruses, per se.

I would not assume that it offers any special or additional protection, or that it has much to do with virus protection at all.


This was first published in June 2002

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