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How To Get Lock Back

by gumby4 / June 11, 2007 4:44 PM PDT

I use to have a lock symbol appear in the task bar showing me that a site was secure for entering credit card info but now its gone. If I click with the mouse and click on properties it says its secure. How do I get this symbol to come back????

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Since you didn't tell us what browser. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 11, 2007 8:56 PM PDT
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who knows?

But if the address starts with "https" the s means secure.

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by jackson dougless / June 12, 2007 12:13 AM PDT

Just because it's an https connection does NOT in any way mean that it's encrypted. Without going through the HTTP RFC, I'd can bet that nowhere does it actually guarantee that a connection will ever be encrypted because the URL starts with https. That's a very DANGEROUS assumption to make and spread.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 10:55 PM PDT
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That shouldn't be...
by John.Wilkinson / June 12, 2007 12:09 AM PDT
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When visiting a secure website the lock should appear in the browser, usually the address bar and/or the status bar, not the Taskbar. Name the browser and we can give some advice, and name the site as well if you'd like us to check it out. It may be that there's a problem with the site now.

Let us know.

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Using This Browser
by gumby4 / June 12, 2007 10:29 AM PDT
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I'm using Internet Explorer (the one before the newest one).
Happens when I go to any site to place an order.
I tried it at several different sites, PayPal, Amazon.Com, Cd Universe, Deep Discount and it still doesn't show up. I shouldn't have to right click the mouse button and click on propeties to be sure that the site is really safe or not.

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This To Add
by gumby4 / June 12, 2007 10:42 AM PDT
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It has something to do with Internet Explorer. I had to install the
Mozilla Firefox Browser afew months ago because I couldn't log onto my Bank Of America Online Account using Internet Explorer. I have the lock in the task bar when I use the Firefox Browser. Also, how would I go about repairing Internet Explorer to see if that could fix the problem.

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(NT) Did you complete the scan?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2007 11:18 AM PDT
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Secure Internet Lock Symbol
by MaggieMack / November 17, 2007 11:32 PM PST
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Vista puts the "Secure Lock" symbol at the top of the screen (to the right of the address box) instead of on the status bar. When you see the Lock, it signifies a secure (encrypted) connection. But just to be sure, before entering anything like passwords, credit card numbers, etc., click on the lock. It will verify who the site is. If it isn't who it is supposed to be, then close the internet connection and try again.


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