What About Web Sites That Don't Use HTTPS Security?

Unlike the first example above, the following web page does not display the lock and https indicator: 

As you can see, this page is not encrypted. It would be unsafe to enter confidential information on this web page, but that is probably not a problem with a web page like the CNN home page where confidentially is not likely an issue. If this web site did solicit confidential information such as a password or a credit card number and also did not offer HTTPS security, you should not utilize the site and instead alert the web site administrator about the web form or page which lacks HTTPS security.

 

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  • Date Created: 2/6/2014
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