What the green padlock in your browser really means


Originally published at: https://eduk8.me/2018/12/what-the-green-padlock-in-your-browser-really-means/

Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, this has never been more useless advice. New research indicates that half of all phishing scams are now hosted on Web sites whose Internet address includes the padlock and begins with…