Just because a website has a “padlock” doesn’t mean it’s legit

“Look for the padlock icon in your browser bar when logging in. This tells you that the site you’re entering your details into is secure.“ – nectar.com That’s the advice I recently received in a generic mass “Keeping you safe” email from Nectar, a loyalty points scheme here in the UK, which was sent to […]

As the internet transitions to https, Certificate Authorities need to up their game!

There’s nothing more satisfying that visiting a website and seeing a nice little green secure padlock in your browser’s address bar: This indicates that your connection to the website is “secure”, and so any forms you fill in on the site (which may contain your passwords, personal or financial information, etc) will be encrypted and […]