A company is developing an Internet store for its website. Which protocol should be used to transfer credit card information from customers to the company web server?
Explanation: Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) provides web connectivity and website services. HTTP does not use encryption when transmitting content, leaving the data in transit vulnerable to monitoring and attack. HTTPS uses SSL/TLS to encrypt communication between the client and the server, thus providing confidentiality and preventing eavesdropping and tampering.