Cybersecurity: The web has a padlock problem - and your internet safety is at risk

    Date 28 Nov 2019
    Category Cryptography
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    Posted By Brittany Day
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    We've been taught to look out for that little padlock to ensure a website is secure. But it's dangerous to rely on just one detail. Learn more:

    Internet users are being taught to think about online security the wrong way, which experts warn might actually make them more vulnerable to hacking and cyberattacks.

    Websites that want to demonstrate their secure credentials will usually do so by displaying a padlock sign in the address bar that aims to show the website is usingHTTPS encryption.

    The Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the more secure version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) used across the web to load pages using hypertext links – it's there to transfer information between devices, allowing users to enter and receive information.

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