Details for Protocol blockedHTTPS
In order to understand what protocol blockedHTTPS means, let’s first take a look at the HTTPS protocol. HTTPS stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure. This protocol takes the HTTP protocol as well as SSL/TLS protocol to create a secure version of HTTP.
HTTPS is typically used to encrypt transactions. For example, if you are browsing a website such as Amazon.com, the HTTP protocol will be used for the browsing session. However, when you decide to buy books, it will switch to the secure HTTPS protocol to ensure that any private data (such as credit card information) exchanged remains private.
Certificates are used to verify the identity of the server with third-party certificate authorities verifying the site’s identity. If you notice protocol blockedHTTPS or receive an error message describing protocol blockedHTTPS, it’s possible that the site has been blocked due to security concerns.
HTTP blocking (also see Protocol blocked) can happen for many reasons. For example, it’s not unusual for company administrators to block access to specific websites.
Likewise, computer security products may use the protocol blockedHTTPS to block access to suspicious websites. If you encounter protocol blockedHTTPS, your computer could be restricted by the system administrator or there could be a suspected security problem with the site you are trying to access.