HSTS

HTTP Strict Transport Security lets a web site inform the browser that it should never load the site using HTTP and should automatically convert all attempts to access the site using HTTP to HTTPS requests instead. It consists in one HTTP header, Strict-Transport-Security, sent back by the server with the resource.

In other words, it tells the browser that just changing the protocol from HTTP to HTTPS in an url will work (and be more secure).

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