Richard Bucker

The Padlock problem

Posted at — Nov 29, 2019

This article is misleading. The green padlock in the browser means only that the page is encrypted and not likely altered (to my knowledge there is no tech that can intercept an https requestion and decrypt let alone alter the stream)… but the point that the article does not make very well is that this padlock is not an indication of trust between the user and the website owner. The website might still be a bad actor..

Cybersecurity: The web has a padlock problem - and your internet safety is at risk - https://www.zdnet.com/article/cybersecurity-the-web-has-a-padlock-problem-and-your-internet-safety-is-at-risk/