Ensure your data is securely encrypted

If you don’t want anyone stealing your personal info, make sure to encrypt your online submission. SSL and https are two encryption methods. You can usually spot them when you see a lock icon on the bottom right corner of the window. Most times, sites will also let you know if your data is encrypted when stored. But even if the data is encrypted during transit, if it’s stored without encryption, a hacker can get at it if they gain access to the site’s system.