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How to Know if a Website is Secure? Experts Answer!

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How to know if a website is secure?

You type in your username and password,

everyone can just listen up those and record them on the network as they go.

The "green lock" is just not enough.

In the olden days, people were told just to look for that little green padlock that says

that the site has a security certificate on it.

But that's not enough these days.

So the green lock what it means is that

your connection is being encrypted from and to from the website.

So if you're connected to a malicious website,

your connection is going to be encrypted

but it doesn't mean a website suddenly is going to be a safe website.

If there's no lock icon at all, there's no HTTPS connection

so your connection to the server is not encrypted.

This basically means that

anyone listening on to the network you're at

is able to see all your discussions with the server.

For an example, if you type in your username and password

everyone can just listen up those and record them on the network as they go.

Now what I like to do is, I like to look at these webstores.

I like to look at the information they're giving you about contacting them.