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    Best Ways to Safe Online Shopping

    Shop at Secure Web Sites How can you tell if a Web site is secure? Secure sites use encryption technology to transfer information from your computer to the online merchant’s computer. Encryption scrambles the information you send, such as your credit card number, in order to prevent computer hackers from obtaining it en route. The only people who can unscramble the code are those with legitimate access privileges. Here’s how you can tell when you are dealing with a secure site: If you look at the top of your screen where the Web site address is displayed (the “address bar”), you should see https://. The “s” that is displayed after…

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