what does a red address bar indicate?
Posted by: froggy
Date: August 06, 2013 05:23AM

what does a red address bar indicate, which also causes the padlock to turn red ?

Re: what does a red address bar indicate?
Posted by: JamesD
Date: August 06, 2013 06:21AM

I think that it means that a site which begins with https fails to provide something that should make it secure.

Re: what does a red address bar indicate?
Posted by: JohnHell
Date: August 06, 2013 06:39AM
Re: what does a red address bar indicate?
Posted by: caktus
Date: August 06, 2013 11:33PM

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froggy
what does a red address bar indicate, which also causes the padlock to turn red ?

Froggy, this indicates that the page simply includes some low (68 bit I think) or non encrypted data, usually images, ads or links. I too occasionally experience this on shopping, survey or gov sites. Then when clicking a button sending data that should be secure, the lock and URL bar background change to fully secure (yellow.) I guess it always comes down to money or greed. I've gotten in the habit of using PayPal and checking out the site with http://www.bbb.org/us/bbb-online. Problem with this is a business can't become a BBB member til it's been in business for at least two years and some times a business just doesn't want to spend the money to become a member but sometimes non-member businesses will get listed if complaints have been reported.
In any case, if uncomfortable about it I'd leave it alone.

Charlie

~~If it ain't broke, why screw it up?~~




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/06/2013 11:34PM by caktus.

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