Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How secure is the shopping cart you are using online

Is your shopping cart secure?

How to check if the shopping cart on the site you are shopping on is secure:
With the plethora of online shopping and the recent stories of personal information being stolen, it is so important to ensure that the site you are browsing has a secure shopping cart.
Here are some simple steps to follow.
First the shopping cart must have an https:// in front of it's url and a closed padlock.
Having a secure shopping cart means that information such as credit card details are encrypted and the information sent from your browser to the shopping carts server is totally secure.
In Fire Fox if it shows a triangle in front of the url this means that there is a problem with the page security, double click on the triangle for more information
Chrome will show the https and a locked padlock if the page is secure if not it will show a line through the https and an X over the padlock indicating it is not a secure page
Internet Explorer IE (as below)

To view the details of an SSL Certificate, go to a secure site, click on the padlock and select “View Certificate”. All browsers are slightly different, but the certificate always contains the same information.

PS: The website itself may not show an https or a locked padlock, but the shopping cart server must, so
to ensure data is encrypted and sent securely.
For example:
Our website is
Our shopping cart server is:

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