The URL (address) bar of your browser contains a lot of important information. It will indicate if the connection is secure – via the text “https://,” a padlock icon and/or a green bar. Plus, some browsers will warn you if a page is not secure. Icons may also appear indicating that location services are active […]
HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, one of the key protocols of the web. How do you know if a site is protected by HTTPS? Look in the URL (address) bar. It should say “https://” at the beginning. Depending on the browser and site, it might also include a padlock icon or a green […]
This browser extension from the Electronic Frontier Foundation provides an extra layer of protection for your web browsing. It will encrypt your connection to different sites and services so that it is more difficult for anyone to track your activity. The extension is free to download and is available for most major web browsers.
Online banking is supposed to be safe and convenient. Unfortunately, plenty of imposter sites are out there trying to steal your information. No legitimate bank will ask for your card number or PIN during the sign-in process, although it might ask you to answer security questions or confirm via a separate trusted device. Make sure […]
HTTPS is secure and HTTP is not. You never want to shop, view your bank account or do anything similarly sensitive without an HTTPS connection. You can broaden HTTPS protections through browser extensions like HTTPS Everywhere, which encrypt the connections between your browser and the many common advertising and analytics sites that are loaded on […]
To prevent attackers from stealing your personal information, online submissions should be encrypted so that the appropriate recipient can only read it. Many sites use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Hypertext Transport Protocol Secure (https). A lock icon in the bottom right corner of the window indicates that your information will be encrypted. Some sites […]
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