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If you don't recognize the site, do you have other information to help you decide?
If you don't recognize the site, do you have other information to help you decide? If you are not familiar with a website or it does not have a privacy certification seal, that might not necessarily mean that you cannot trust it. Ask reliable friends or colleagues about the site. Search for referenc...
2011-06-28, 3489👍, 0💬

On a retail website, is there a way to contact someone by phone or mail?
On a retail website, is there a way to contact someone by phone or mail? Do they have a phone number that you can call if you have a problem, or that you can use to place an order? Does the website list a street address? Is there a posted return policy with acceptable terms? If the site doesn't prov...
2011-06-21, 3361👍, 0💬

Does the website ask you for personal information?
Does the website ask you for personal information? If you are asked for personal information, such as credit card numbers or bank information, only provide it if there is a good reason to do so. Also, make sure there is a secure entry form for recording information. Look for a message stating that t...
2011-06-21, 3459👍, 0💬

Is the website owned by a company or organization that you know well?
Is the website owned by a company or organization that you know well? For example, if you bought merchandise from a physical store and were happy with the experience, you might want to try the store's website as well. However, even if you trust the company, always read the website's privacy or terms...
2011-06-14, 3870👍, 0💬

Is the website certified by an Internet trust organization?
Is the website certified by an Internet trust organization? Sites that display privacy certification logos have agreed to follow certain practices, such as providing a comprehensive privacy statement. If you read these statements, you should be able to determine what information the site collects an...
2011-06-14, 3803👍, 0💬

I'm having trouble using some websites that include mixed content, what do I do?
I'm having trouble using some websites that include mixed content, what do I do? If you are having trouble using sites that include mixed content, you might want to temporarily have Internet Explorer allow all mixed content. To allow mixed content 1. In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and...
2011-06-07, 3319👍, 0💬

What does it mean when I have both secure and non-secure (mixed) content?
What does it mean when I have both secure and non-secure (mixed) content? Secure and non-secure content, or mixed content, means that a webpage is trying to display elements using both secure (HTTPS/SSL) and non-secure (HTTP) web server connections. This often happens with online stores or financial...
2011-06-07, 4477👍, 0💬

How can I increase the safety of my online transactions?
How can I increase the safety of my online transactions? While there is no guarantee of safety on the web, you can minimize online privacy or security problems by using websites you know and trust. Internet Explorer cannot tell if a website owner is trustworthy. Try to use sites you've used previous...
2011-05-31, 3248👍, 0💬

If a website has secure transactions, does that mean the website is safe to use?
If a website has secure transactions, does that mean the website is safe to use? Not necessarily. The secure (encrypted) connection is not a guarantee that it is safe to use. A secure connection only assures you of the identity of the website, based on the information provided by the certifying orga...
2011-05-31, 3190👍, 0💬

How can I increase the safety of my online transactions?
How can I increase the safety of my online transactions? While there is no guarantee of safety on the web, you can minimize online privacy or security problems by using websites you know and trust. Internet Explorer cannot tell if a website owner is trustworthy. Try to use sites you've used previous...
2011-05-24, 3606👍, 0💬

If a website has secure transactions, does that mean the website is safe to use?
If a website has secure transactions, does that mean the website is safe to use? Not necessarily. The secure (encrypted) connection is not a guarantee that it is safe to use. A secure connection only assures you of the identity of the website, based on the information provided by the certifying orga...
2011-05-24, 3592👍, 0💬

What should I do if I think a website is trying to mislead me about their identity?
What should I do if I think a website is trying to mislead me about their identity? If you believe that the site is attempting to mislead you about its identity, you should contact the certification authority whose name appears in the certificate and in the Security Status bar.
2011-05-15, 3441👍, 0💬

How can I tell if I have a secure connection?
How can I tell if I have a secure connection? In Internet Explorer, you will see a lock icon in the Security Status bar. The Security Status bar is located on the right side of the Address bar. The certificate that is used to encrypt the connection also contains information about the identity of the...
2011-05-15, 3823👍, 0💬

Are secure connections private?
Are secure connections private? Not necessarily. Even though the information you are sending is encrypted (encoded), an intermediate party might be able to see the website you are connecting to. By knowing the website you are connecting to, the other party might have a pretty good idea what you are ...
2011-05-10, 3458👍, 0💬

What is a secure connection?
What is a secure connection? A secure connection is an encrypted exchange of information between the website you are visiting and Internet Explorer. Encryption is provided through a document the website provides called a certificate. When you send information to the website, it is encrypted at your ...
2011-05-10, 3468👍, 0💬

How do I change my Internet Explorer privacy settings?
How do I change my Internet Explorer privacy settings? To change Internet Explorer privacy settings 1. In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. 2. Click the Privacy tab. 3. Under Settings, do any of the following:  To allow or block cookies from specific websit...
2011-05-03, 3547👍, 0💬

How can I change Internet Explorer security settings?
How can I change Internet Explorer security settings? To change Internet Explorer security settings 1. In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. 2. Click the Security tab. 3. Click the Internet icon. 4. Do one of the following:  To change individual security set...
2011-05-03, 3534👍, 0💬

What is changed when I click Fix settings for me on the Information bar when my computer is at risk?
What is changed when I click Fix settings for me on the Information bar when my computer is at risk? When you click Fix settings for me on the Information bar, Internet Explorer will reset the security settings that put your computer at risk back to their recommended settings.
2011-04-26, 4198👍, 0💬

How do I know which settings are not at recommended levels?
How do I know which settings are not at recommended levels? To see which security settings are not at recommended levels, follow these steps: To view Internet Explorer security settings 1. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options. 2. Click the Security tab. 3. Click the Internet icon,...
2011-04-26, 3401👍, 0💬

Why am I getting the message Your security setting level puts your computer at risk?
Why am I getting the message Your security setting level puts your computer at risk? You are getting this message because certain security settings are at a lower level than is recommended. By default, Internet Explorer has a minimum level for some settings that can help protect your computer from w...
2011-04-19, 3756👍, 0💬

How can I protect my privacy when I'm online?
How can I protect my privacy when I'm online? Internet Explorer provides the following features that can help protect your privacy when you're online.  Privacy settings that specify how your computer handles cookies.  Privacy alerts that let you know when you try to go to a website that doesn't me...
2011-04-19, 3286👍, 0💬

Which security features are turned on when I first use Internet Explorer?
Which security features are turned on when I first use Internet Explorer? By default, Internet Explorer is set to provide a level of security that can help protect you against common threats, such as spyware or other types of malware, when browsing the web. These settings can help protect against kn...
2011-04-12, 3466👍, 0💬

Understanding security and privacy features
Understanding security and privacy features Internet Explorer provides a number of features that can help protect your privacy and help make your computer more secure. Privacy features in Internet Explorer include settings that allow you to control how your computer handles cookies, privacy alerts t...
2011-04-12, 3394👍, 0💬

How To print a picture from a webpage
How To print a picture from a webpage 1. In Internet Explorer, right-click the picture you want to print. 2. Click Print Picture. 3. In the Print dialog box, click Print.
2011-04-05, 3558👍, 0💬

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