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- To check a site's security, to the left of the web address, look at the security status:
- Info or Not secure
- Not secure or Dangerous
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Info or Not secure
The site isn't using a private connection. Someone might be able to see or change the information you send or get through this site. On some sites, you can visit a more secure version of the page:
- Select the address bar.
- Delete http://, and enter https:// instead.
If that doesn't work, contact the site owner to ask that they secure the site and your data with HTTPS. We suggest you don't enter any private or personal information on this page. If possible, don't use the site.
Not secure or Dangerous
We suggest you don't enter any private or personal information on this page. If possible, don't use the site.
Not secure: Proceed with caution. Something is severely wrong with the privacy of this site’s connection. Someone might be able to see the information you send or get through this site.
You might see a "Login not secure" or "Payment not secure" message.
Dangerous: Avoid this site. If you see a full-page red warning screen, the site has been flagged as unsafe by Safe Browsing. Using the site will likely put your private information at risk.