WWW FAQs: What is a secure site?

2006-09-11: a site that uses the HTTPS protocol to ensure that your information cannot be stolen by a third party between the sender and the receiver. For a detailed discussion of how HTTPS works, see what is HTTPS? and what is an SSL certificate? See also is it safe to shop online?

Legal Note: yes, you may use sample HTML, Javascript, PHP and other code presented above in your own projects. You may not reproduce large portions of the text of the article without our express permission.

Got a LiveJournal account? Keep up with the latest articles in this FAQ by adding our syndicated feed to your friends list!