When HTTPS Doesn’t Mean Safe — A Thumbs Down to Free SSL

How free SSL certificates became a double-edged sword?

  • Don’t blindly trust your email name: question your email content purpose.
  • When you receive a suspected e-mail with a connection from an unknown source, you will ensure that the e-mail is genuine before you call or e-mail the contact.
  • Check for miscopy or incorrect domains within a link (e.g., if an address that should end in “.gov” ends in “.com” instead).
  • Because a website has a lock icon and the ‘https’ in its browser address bar you cannot trust it easily.

Google Chrome plans to phase out the SSL padlock icon

Extended Validation Certificates prevent phishing

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Nishi Agrawal

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Management Student, Digital Marketing Enthusiastic Interested in Web Security and Internet topics. Young Mind with creative thinking capabilities.

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