Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Check whether the Internet Connections are secured or Not?

"Identity Theft" sometimes occurs when someone gets your credit card, bank account or social refuge number and buys goods or gets credit cards or loans in your name. This is a growing problem, so you should carefully observe personal information that might permit a thief to impersonate you or use your credit.

Industry has developed technology that can scuttle sensitive information, such as your credit card number, so that it can be read only by the trader you are dealing with and your credit card issuer. These make sure that your payment information cannot be read by anyone else or distorted along the way. There are several ways to establish if you have that defense when you are sending payment information on the web.
• Look for the picture of the unbroken key or closed lock in your browser window. Either one indicates that the security is operative. A broken key or any open lock shows it is not.
• Look to see if the web address on the page that asks for your credit card information begins with "https:" instead of "http."
• Some web sites use the words "Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)" or a pop up box that says you are entering a secure area.
These security protections do not work in e-mail. So, make sure you send personal and payment information in a secure web transaction.


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