Before you make a payment or share sensitive information online you are advised to be sure the website is secure. Fortunately, this is easy to do.
When you are just looking around on a website the URL (address) probably begins with Http://, meaning the site is using Hypertext Transfer Protocol, but it does not have an added security layer.
When you switch to a purchasing mode on the same site, go to a banking site, or go to any site where you are going to share financial or sensitive personal information that URL should change to begin with Https://.
Test this URL change out on a few sites you are familiar with:
Now, whenever you are preparing to enter sensitive information on a website, take one small moment to see if that critical ’s’ in the Https:// is there.