What does the padlock at the bottom of some websites mean?

You have noticed a padlock icon at the bottom of certain web pages. It indicates that the page uses the SSL protocol (a data transfer security standard that encrypts data and authenticates the server and the integrity of the message) or the TLS protocol. This symbol indicates that all information, most notably banking details, is secured.

To be sure that these pages are indeed protected by SSL, you can also check the site's URL, which must begin https://, the 's' indicating that this security system is in force. You can also click the padlock in the browser bar to view the identity of the Web site owner and also check that it comes from a valid Certificate Authority. This digital certificate is a document that an organization provides from its Web site to confirm their identity, and to enable a secure connection.

For more information, you can visit ENISA, The European Network and Information Security Agency at

Rate this tip: 
  • My comment
  • Comments [17]

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.

09.02.2014 | kJsbcstfCUJqOB wrote:

<a href=>provigil online</a> buy roche valium uk - cheap valium online no prescription

06.03.2014 | PoumnVen wrote:

Case-Mate Tanks take a beating, while keeping your smartphone safe. The Tank iPhone 4/4S case brings an extreme approach to defending the iPhone with a rugged case that completely protects the phone from screen to back. Modeled after motorcycle helmet engineering. Shock absorbing interior. Find out more here, . Earlier this week, three Americans won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries about how key substances are moved around within cells and the physics award went to British and Belgian scientists whose theories help explain how matter formed in the universe after the Big Bang. 鈥楤ut 'playerId' : "1989148206001", <a href=>louis vuitton outlet online</a> <a href=> </a> Read more: STAR Magazine: Hottest Celeb website :: News Radar Online DM.has('external-source-links', 'externalLinkTracker'); 'Best Practices' Learning To Live With Asperger's Thank you for your interest in Seeking Alpha PRO We look forward to contacting you shortly for a conversation. Already subscribed to PRO? Sign in here SA.Pages.Article.handleDisclosures(); 8 Reasons Why ECM Implementations Experience High Failure Rates, and What to Do About It h3 Good Day NY studio wearing a cherry red jacket, which she cinched in

05.04.2014 | allwithme wrote:

Our company offers thorough Health related providers within Thigh Replacing Surgical treatments by using reasonable price, minimally invasive overall hip substitution operation, Stylish Break Cure & Rehab immediately after Fashionable Surgery treatment <a href="">followers</a> The way to select most effective indent mend solutions around Tulsa, Oklahoma

05.04.2014 | allwithme wrote:

Some might allow bypass when it will hurt is actually appropriate to use a specific plan to lose weight. If referred to as he'll almost certainly now let nonstop in the event deal with meets your needs to employ a precise weight loss plan. <a href="">buy</a> Valiant is known as a multi-disciplinary company which will strengthens makes through providing new choices, subject matter enhancement and style companies to trade your company, area or simply enterprise.

08.03.2014 | MowTrony wrote:

<a href=>chanel replica bags</a> <a href=> </a>

09.03.2014 | BewDrome wrote:

<a href=>burberry online</a> <a href=> </a>

09.03.2014 | texOthed wrote:

<a href=>chanel replica</a> <a href=> </a>

09.03.2014 | botBiome wrote:

<a href=>burberry trench coat</a> <a href=> </a> <a href=>Home Espresso Machine</a>

11.03.2014 | Heistmet wrote:

<a href=>burberry trench coat</a> <a href=> </a> <a href=>Home Espresso Machine</a>

12.03.2014 | gueguaxy wrote:

<a href=" ">replicas aaa</a> <a href=>top designer brands</a> <a href=" "> </a>

17.03.2014 | MesKeemi wrote:

<a href=" ">aaa replica bags</a> CLhdDrjH <a href=>designer mirror</a> dzezoHvh <a href=" "> </a> <a href=>the venus factor</a><a href=>the venus factor</a><a href=>the venus factor</a>

17.03.2014 | Reendiva wrote:

<a href=" ">knock off chanel purses</a> PByToRWJ <a href=>discount chanel bag</a> pCTmQnzo<a href=>the venus factor</a><a href=>the venus factor</a><a href=>the venus factor</a> <a href=" "> </a>

21.03.2014 | asymnmaf wrote:

<a href=" ">designer outlet</a> <a href=>replica bags</a> <a href=" "> </a>

21.03.2014 | AnekSemy wrote:

<a href=" ">top replica</a> <a href=>mirror image designer handbags</a> <a href=" "> </a>

27.03.2014 | Lielsrer wrote:

<a href=" ">knockoff chanel</a> WBIUVsQJ <a href=>replica chanel bags</a> QYLzEZWa <a href=" "> </a>

30.03.2014 | tafHesee wrote:

<a href=" ">replica aaa</a> <a href=>handbag mirror</a> <a href=" "> </a> <a href=>the venus factor book</a> <a href=>the venus factor download</a> <a href=>venus factor</a> <a href=>the venus factor</a> <a href=>the venus factor</a>

01.04.2014 | Vekeluck wrote:

<a href=" ">fake chanel</a> <a href=>chanel replica</a> <a href=" "> </a> <a href=>venus factor</a> <a href=>the venus factor download</a> <a href=>the venus factor download</a> <a href=>customized fat loss review</a> <a href=>primal burn system</a>

If you do not findthe answer you're looking for...

Ask your question