SalamWeb will alert you if you can’t visit a website securely or privately.
- In SalamWeb, open a page.
- To check a site's security, to the left of the web address, look at the security status:
- Safe and secure
- Info or Not secure
- Not secure or Dangerous
What each security symbol means
These symbols tell you if a website has a certificate, trusted with SalamWeb, if the certificate is expired and if SalamWeb thinks the connection is not private.
Information you send or get through the site is private.
This is a potential evaluation. Check if you are in the correct website via the address.
Info or Not secure
The connection is not private. Someone might be able to see or change the information you use in or 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.
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.
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.
What a security certificate is
When you go to a site that uses HTTPS (connection security), the website's server uses a certificate to prove the website's identity to browsers, like SalamWeb. Almost any certificate with any statement can be created.
SalamWeb tries keeping you safe by requesting certificates to be from trusted organizations.