Viewing secure sites?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Strom1, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Strom1 macrumors regular

    Strom1

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Location:
    NY
    #1
    When viewing secure sites isn't there supposed to be a padlock indicating that the site that your viewing is secure?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #2
    Yes, in Safari, it's in the very upper right corner of the window (at least on Safari 3 on Leopard).
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Location:
    Omaha, NE, USA
    #3
    Yes, see pic
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Strom1

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Location:
    NY
    #4
    Thats what i thought,but that lock icon is not appearing anywhere,just to let you know the sites I'm visiting are Amazon,BH photo and no lock,why?TIA.
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #5
    It depends on the site. Amazon, for example, doesn't use a secure connection most of the time except when you're actually entering/viewing sensitive data. For example, I went there, no lock. I opened my account info, and there was the lock.
     
  6. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Strom1

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Location:
    NY
    #6
    Thanks for the replies,is there a web site you can give me that has this lock icon.
     
  7. Strom1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Strom1

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Location:
    NY

Share This Page