Tips on How to Know a Safe Website – Http/Https
It is important that u learn how to know a safe website, with all of these online activities lots of personal information like phone numbers, home addresses, and credit cards will be flying around the Internet. This personal data translates to dollars for cyber criminals
Once you give your information online, a lot can go on with it. So it’s important that you be careful who you trust with your information online. But how do you know who to trust? How do you know if a site is safe and if you should give them your data?
How to know a safe website.
Check the SSL Certificate
Look at the URL of the website. If it begins with “https” instead of “http” it means the site is secured using an SSL Certificate (the s stands for secure). SSL Certificates secure all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server. To get an SSL Certificate, the company must go through a validation process. this is the first thing to look out for when checking the legitimacy of a website.
Look at the Domain
Cyber attackers will sometimes create websites that looks almost exactly as existing websites and try to lure people into purchasing something on or logging into their phishing site. When you get emails from online platforms, don’t click the link in the email. Type the domain into your browser to make sure you are connecting to the website where you intend to be.
Also – Check out for a locked padlock in the address bar. Click on the padlock. It will reveal information about the websites security.
Check out for
- physical address of the site.
- sale policies
- Prices (some prices are too low to be true)
Please be safe out there, you can loose all you have in seconds just be innocently giving your details to these criminals. Please use the comment box for questions and feed backs