I read your column about online shopping, and I understand much of it. However, I am blind, and I am unable to see if there is a padlock on the screen. I can see the https. How do I know if there is a padlock or not?


This question was answered on December 8, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you look at the lower right hand bottom of the screen (next to the Internet word) you should see a picture of a lock If it shows nothing then it is not a secure site.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 8, 2003