Whether you use Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Firefox web browser to access the Internet, how do you know the web site you visit is secure and is it genuine?If you see a padlock button next to a website's address in your browser it means:  What you send and receive from the website it’s encrypted, which makes it difficult for anyone else to get to this info.

The website is also verified, which means the company running the site has a certificate proving they own it. Click the lock button to see who owns the site and who verified it. (The Certificate Authority)

So if you’re doing shopping on the web, make sure the site you visit is HTTPS secure and has a valid certificate for peace of mind.Sites that are only HTTP are not encrypted and hence may not be secure or genuine, if you click on the “info” tab you will get the message below as a warning

Google is now encouraging all websites to be secure and from July 2018 onwards, http only sites will be flagged up as not secure.