In layman terms, HTTPS or SSL simply means that your personal data is secure with the website and you can have a breath of relaxation. Usually it is assumed that a popular website will have SSL implemented, however still there are many such websites which are yet not on SSL. I will list a few of them here.
- Google.com – Possibly the world’s most popular website and search engine. Though Google’s other services are already using SSL, Google is still into Beta testing. Check out the beta version too.
- Wikipedia.org – Highly popular open-ended Wiki used worldwide for information.
- Bing.com – Another popular search engine from the house of Microsoft.
- Ask.com – Another search engine with a service which let you ask questions similar to Yahoo Answers service.
- Conduit.com – It is a global network of its kind which lets publishers of content and applications to easily distribute their own products to the 230 millions users on the website.
- Alexa.com – Alexa is a popular web-ranking and statistics portal which enables users to analyse the trend on the Internet.
- About.com – One of the World’s most popular information network featuring experienced Writers.
- 4Shared.com – I was somewhat confused while I started evaluating it, so I uploaded a small file and thought after that it might navigate to a HTTPS address, however it didn’t.
- Apple.com – Couldn’t see any HTTPS address until the payment gateway at Apple store.
- Mediafire.com – One of the best file sharing portals, though only Premium users can benefit from SSL.
Though there are a lot of websites on the Internet which are not on SSL, I tried sharing those which are often used by us for our daily activities. Lets end the lecture here and now its your turn!
I’d like to see a list of popular/commonly used websites which DO offer SSL/HTTPS.
I’ve started trying every site with HTTPS first – but would be nice to see a list with some that do.
Especially seeing as if you type https://www.google.com.au – it resolves automatically to http://www.google.com.au – but if you type https://www.google.com it resolves to https://encrypted.google.com/
So, even when I do try some sites, it isn’t there. Had I not known about the SSL Google – I may have never gone beyond my first attempt if you know what I mean?