A ‘Heads Up’ about that little green padlock (HTTPS – Secure)… or NOT.

No don’t worry I am not getting techy BUT some good sound advice on that little http ( https) symbol and how secure it is…Thanks to Paul who has put it in terms I can understand 🙂

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A secure connection does not mean a secure site

The green lock means that the site has been issued a certificate and that a pair of cryptographic keys has been generated for it. Such sites encrypt information transmitted between you and the site. In this case, the page URLs begin with HTTPS, with the last “S” standing for “Secure.”

button-41707_960_720Sure, encrypting transmitted data is a good thing. It means that information exchanged between your browser and the site is not accessible to third parties—ISPs, network administrators, intruders, and so on. It lets you enter passwords or credit card details without worrying about prying eyes.

But the problem is that the green lock and the issued certificate say nothing about the site itself. A phishing page can just as readily get a certificate and encrypt all traffic that flows between you and it.

Put simply, all a green lock ensures is…

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6 thoughts on “A ‘Heads Up’ about that little green padlock (HTTPS – Secure)… or NOT.

    1. Carol Post author

      We do and as a non techy person I rely on such posts to make me think but now I have I will be even more careful….I love how the world of blogging opens up this world of perpetual learning..every day I learn at least one new thing and I love it!

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      1. Carol Post author

        Spot on… I love to learn always have and I get a thirst to know more..my kids give me that look sometimes but you never know when something comes in handy 🙂

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