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Encrypted Websites

Security Tips 101

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Written by Jennifer
Updated over a week ago

As a user, you should stick to sites that use encryption to protect your personal information as it travels from your computer to their server. To determine if a website is encrypted, look for HTTPS at the beginning of the web address. That means the site is secure. 

HTTP means HyperText Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted.

Encryption — most easily represented with an “HTTPS” rather than “HTTP” in front of a site's Web address — is the practice of encoding data traveling between a website and its visitor so that any third parties who are able to peek into the data don't know what's happening.

For example, shows that OneRecord is an encrypted website. Only give your personal information over to encrypted websites. 

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Source: FTC

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