ALL WEB PAGES ASKING YOU FOR SENSITIVE INFORMATION SHOULD BE SECURED
How can I tell if a web page is secured?
There are two general indications of a secured web page:
1) Check the web page URL
Normally, when browsing the web, the URLs (web page addresses) begin with the letters "http". However, over a secure connection the address displayed should begin with "https" - note the "s" at the end.
Try it! - Visit our home page (http://www.yardinflatables.com). Note the URL begins with the "http" meaning this page is not secure. Click the
"Log in", or add an item to the cart and click "Check Out". Notice the change in the URL? It now begins with "https", meaning the user name and password typed or any information entered on that page will be encrypted before sent to our server.
2) Check for the "Lock" icon
There is a de facto standard among web browsers to display a "lock" icon somewhere in the window of the browser (NOT in the web page display area!) For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer displays the lock icon in the lower-right of the browser window:
As another example, Mozilla's FireFox Web Browser displays the lock icon in the lower-left corner: