Whenever a user types a URL into the browser and presses the Enter key, his or her computer sends an HTTP request to the correct Webserver. The Webserver, developed to handle such requests, then sends the user the requested HTML page. Or to be entirely accurate, a Webserver can send HTML back to a browser dynamically and not necessarily in a page. Dynamic languages, such as PHP (PHP: Hypertext Processor), can generate HTML dynamically and not deal with it in a page.
Some important Websites related to detecting and curbing cracking activities, cyberterrorism, and cybercrimes include http://www.2600.com, the Website for 2600: The Hacker Quarterly; http://www.antionline.com, the Website for Antionline (AO), a place where members share their knowledge to help others learn to identify and mitigate security issues regarding real-world events; and http://www.cert.org, the Website for the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC), a center of Internet security expertise located at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
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(HyperText Transfer Protocol) The communications protocol used to connect to Web servers on the Internet or on a local network (intranet). Its primary function is to establish a connection with the server and send HTML pages back to the user's browser. It is also used to download files from the server either to the browser or to any other requesting application that uses HTTP.
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