If you are visiting a website with a secure connection, you will be able to identify the website through the site's certificate. A secure or encrypted website address will begin with HTTPS rather than HTTP, and you will often see an icon in the browser such as a padlock. Secure connections use certificates to identify the website and encrypt your connection so that it will be more difficult for a hacker to view. For more information, search for "transaction is secure" at Windows.Microsoft.com.
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