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Chapter 16. 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 visiting a site and don't see the lock or https in the URL, don't provide any data you don't want someone else to see—such as credit card information, your Social Security number, and so on. In fact, this is a general principle you should follow while you are on the Net. Unless you are sure the service you are using is secure, don't provide any information you don't want transmitted to the world.


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