How do I determine if data I am sending over the Internet is secure?

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How do I determine if data I am sending over the Internet is secure?

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This question was answered on March 4, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

When sending confidential data over the Internet such as credit card information it is important to verify that the information is sent securely To verify this information verify that you are able to see a small lock in the bottom right corner of portion of your browser window This lock should be in the lock position, if this lock is not seen or is in the unlock position then data is not being transmitted securely

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Posted by Ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 4, 2005