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Chapter 13. Surfing the Web > The Basics of Web Security

The Basics of Web Security

Security on the Internet is a very important, complicated topic. Because this is not an Internet book, you won't find much detail in this section. But there are really only three things you need to know.

If you are looking at an unsecured page, everything you see and everything you provide via forms can be intercepted by a third party. Unsecured Web pages do not have the Lock icon in the bottom-left corner of the Internet Explorer window and their URLs begin with “http.”


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