FBI warns users to be wary of phishing sites abusing HTTPS

    Date12 Jun 2019
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Would you trust a website simply because the connection to it is secured using HTTPS backed by the green padlock symbol?

    Not if you’re informed enough to understand what HTTPS signifies (an encrypted, secure connection with a server) and doesn’t signify (that the server is therefore legitimate).

    This week the FBI issued a warning that too many web users view the padlock symbol and the ‘S’ on the end of HTTP as a tacit guarantee that a site is trustworthy.

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