What is a secure website?

This video focuses on what makes websites secure and how to recognize a secure one based on signals in the web browser. Making sure you are using a secure website is the first step in shopping securely online. These days websites make security a priority, but it is hard to know when a website is secure, or what makes it so. This video teaches the basics of website security and how to recognize a secure site, including:

  • An overview of the most common security threats
  • How SSL encryption works
  • How to recognize a secure connection
  • In which situations security is most important

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