Secure web browsing is important to ensure that the user gets to have a secure session in which to exchange information with a web server and not have any of the information leaked to the outside world and other third parties.
The standards for information security in the modern information age are pretty high and the hackers are always bringing out new means and forms of attacking information which makes it important that web browsing is made secure and the confidence of the internet user will be increased when they are assured that none of their information will be leaked out to the rest of the internet as they go about their normal activity.
Encryption is also being used to make the information very hard to crack when the users are moving private information through web forms. The process makes the initial set up of the connection as secure as possible and none of the information can leak and even when it does, the parties that get the encrypted information will not be able to really find out the real meaning of the information no matter how much computation power they happen to possess.
The encryption makes the information very hard to decode and unless one is a verified party of the communication process, they will not be able to reveal what is taking place even when they can listen in to the communication and the reason it has made modern communication so secure and confidential.
As one goes on the internet to look for information, they often come across web pages that are not well secured and pass information over an insecure connection which means that the entire communication process is open and visible to the rest of the internet and other users can easily see what is passing from the client to the server and vice versa in plaintext.
Any information that is not encrypted while passing over the internet happens to be very simple to view and anyone interested can see what is being communicated which means that the insecure web browsing session will be in the public domain where it will be seen by one and all who have an interest in finding out what is happening between the two parties.
A secure browsing session, in contrast, is one that hides all the details and makes it confidential to pass information from the client to the server and back which also makes it possible to avoid leakage of information and the users of the session will be fully aware of moments when they are not on a secure connection as the indicator of the security of the connection will change color when the security state changes.
With this in mind, it is important to keep upgrading your web browser and networking applications to ensure that you are always browsing the internet on a secure connection and none of the information that you share with web servers gets to be intercepted by hackers owing to an insecure connection and browsing session.