Protect your information crossing the Internet

(12-10-2007)

Make sure the site you're ordering from protects your information crossing the Internet

This is shown by either a closed lock or an unbroken key at the bottom of the browser window. You can also check to see if the URL begins with https://. While https by itself is not an indication of a secure site, when it is combined with the lock or the unbroken key, then it indicates your data is being encrypted from prying eyes as it crosses the Internet. If you have https without the lock or key in the browser, then it has been faked and is not secure. Sometimes you may also encounter a pop up box that indicates you are about to enter or leave a secure area.