Many people using the Microsoft Edge browser come up with this question as to how to find out whether or not they can trust a website on Microsoft Edge. The internet is full of frauds and scam sites, and they also contain viruses or malware which can be harmful to your system.
This article will help you learn to differentiate between genuine and fraudulent sites online on Microsoft Edge browser
Three signs are displayed in Microsoft Edge while browsing websites are
- You can see a grey lock icon on the left of the website addresses, which can be found in Microsoft Edge’s address bar.
- The green lock icon displayed as stated above
- You will not see any lock icon next to the website address you wish to browse
This means you need to check all the three things mentioned above. If you are a little confused, let us elaborate on it to understand it better.
Now, the grey icon indicates that the website you wish to access is encrypted, and none other than you or the 3rd party can view or find the website. For example, if you browse any social networking sites/platforms through Microsoft Edge, you can see the grey lock icon on the left side of the website’s address.
Secondly, the green icon means the website you are browsing utilizes SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to set up your connection with the host, for example, the website’s server. It also comes with – Extended Validation certificate, which indicates that the data is encrypted, and the website is also genuine. These can be noticed in many ecommerce sites.
In case you are not able to view any lock icon next to the website address you want to access, then it means the site is hosted on the shared servers, and the website is not safe to browse.