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What is a

Security Certificate?

When you go to a site that uses HTTPS (connection security), the website's server uses a certificate to prove the website's identity to browsers.

Check if a site's connection is secure

To see whether a website is safe to visit, you can check for security info about the site. An alert will appear if you can’t visit the site safely or privately.

  1. Open a page on your computer.

  2. To check a site's security, Look to the left of the web address, depending on which Browser you use, there will be an icon or words:

    •  Secure

    •  Info or Not secure

    •  Not secure or Dangerous

  3. To see the site's details and permissions, click the icon. At the top of the panel, you'll see a summary of how private the connection is.

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