If you've ever shopped online, and chances are you have, you've probably noticed, or been told to look for, certain indicators that you have a secure Web connection.
For many years, the primary indicator was a padlock at the bottom of your browser screen. Now, the padlock is likely to be found in the address bar up top. Sometimes the address bar itself will turn a different color (usually green) when you enter a secure website.
The "http" prefix on the website, if it's visible, will change to "https." The "s" stands for "secure."
Learning to read these browser indicators is an important...Read more