What is a Secure Web Site?
Entering a secure site

This Web site provides secure communication and has a valid certificate. Secure communication means that information you provide, such as your name or credit-card number, is encrypted so that it can’t be read or intercepted by other people.

The certificate is a statement guaranteeing the security of this Web site. A certificate contains information that a specific Web site is authentic. This ensures that no other site can assume the identity of the original site.

When you enter a secure Web site, both Internet Explorer and Netscape display a dialog box and a lock icon on the status bar. When you leave a secure Web site, Internet Explorer displays a dialog box to notify you. If you want to see this dialog box whenever you have entered a secure Web site, make sure the check box named In the future, do not show this warning is clear.