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You Can’t Trust Your Browser’s ‘Lock’ to Tell You a Website Is Safe

Lifehacker – “Google is doing away with the lock, because it never meant what you thought it meant. When you browse the internet, you probably notice a small lock icon that appears in the URL bar. It’s common internet security advice to look for this lock whenever visiting a new site, to make sure your connection is actually secure. Google, however, announced it will retire the lock, since it doesn’t think it serves the security purpose it once did. So, how will you be able to tell if a site is safe going forward? Google has a plan…”

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