CNET: Scam website are using that green https padlock to fool you

Posted on January 4, 2024

A PhishLabs report by security writer Brian Krebs was featured in a CNET article warning web users about HTTPS security fraud on the Internet.

Originally published in CNET.

You may have heard you should look for the padlock symbol at the top of a website before entering your password or credit card information into an online form. It's well-meaning advice, but new data shows it isn't enough to keep your sensitive information secure.

As it turns out, fraudsters got wise and started adding the padlock, which until recently was a bright green in most browsers, to their websites too. That means a padlock is no guarantee that a website is safe.


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