Thank you for taking the time to read this ... Your security is important to us, which is why our publication, USA Travel Magazine,
does not ask for you to input a password or share credit card information.
For a example look at the web address at the top of your browser for our publication, USA Travel Magazine: http://www.usatravelmagazine.com/,
and you may see a (i) in a circle - click on this for security details.
In some browsers you may notice the following statements:
"Your connection to this site is not secure."
"You should not enter any sensitive information on this site because it can be stolen by attackers."
What is the difference? - We utilize blogger to schedule our weekly updates in Today's Travel News at https://usatravelmagazinenews.blogspot.com/. These updates then appear in USA Travel Magazine at http://www.usatravelmagazine.com/ via a RSS Feed.
Look at the addresses of these websites and you see the difference. The http stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol, and is not secure for transactions or sharing personal information. This is fine for sites such as USA Travel Magazine and similar websites and publications because we do not ask for your credit card information or personal details.
The HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure, which is why we utilize blogger - it is a cost effective way to provide a secure option for our weekly updates. And, it would be a secure site for transactions.
Look For The HTTPS On Websites You Shop At Before Buying
It is important for everyone to be aware of this difference between http and https, especially when shopping online. We do offer links to sponsors and affiliate advertising. These are sites we use ourselves because they offer affordable options for planning our trips, and we review these sites to ensure that they utilize HTTPS or else we would not share them with you.
Visiting Your Favorite HTTP Sites
Please remember, there are many websites like USA Travel Magazine that are utilizing HTTP, which are informative and entertaining. Security warnings are important, and should be taken seriously when necessary. This does not mean you cannot visit your favorite websites - just do not make any purchase or input personal information unless the site is secure.
Wherever your travels take you have a safe and memorable journey!