National Consumer Protection Week 2014

UPDATE: Big congratulations to our Monday winner: Ashley Burdette! 

In answer to our question, One of the ways to protect yourself when using public wi-fi is to make sure the site is encrypted. How can you tell if a website is encrypted or not?, Ashley shared the following answer:

“To determine if a website is encrypted, look for https at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure). Some websites use encryption only on the sign-in page, but if any part of your session isn’t encrypted, your entire account could be vulnerable. Look for https on every page you visit, not just when you sign in.”

Find the link to enter each day’s contest here: http://www.dsef.org/2014/02/26/national-consumer-protection-week-2014-contest/

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year…National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! It’s a time to highlight some of the amazing resources available on the web to help you make informed choices as a consumer and business owner. And since we love this week so much, we’ve decided once again to make it even MORE fun with a contest!

Each day this week, we’ll post a question. Use the NCPW resources we’ve provided to answer the question, and you’ll be entered to win an amazing gift tote full of products from a number of generous companies in the direct sales industry. We’ve provided some bonus entry options as well.

We’re giving away a bag stuffed full of amazing products each day, so be sure to come back each day to enter!

Prize Details

Today’s winner will receive a gift bag of products from over 20 direct selling and network marketing companies, including at least one of the following from each of these companies:

On Friday, we will choose one name from among all entries throughout the week to win an iPad mini, donated by Mannatech.

Contest also sponsored by Nu Skin, who is generously providing program funding.

 

How to Enter

Simply leave a comment answering today’s question: One of the ways to protect yourself when using public wi-fi is to make sure the site is encrypted. How can you tell if a website is encrypted or not? (Find the link to the answer on our NCPW resources page! – Opens in a separate window)

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* Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada, ages 18 and older.

Good luck, and don’t forget to tell your friends!

 

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  1. dawn mulvey says:

    look for https at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure)

  2. You can tell if a website is secure by the http. If it has a https the a means secure and that it is encrypted.

  3. Jacki Pitkow says:

    you’ll see https instead of http

  4. Always look for https:// in the web address of every page you visit within the site

  5. Deborah L says:

    Make sure the URL begins with https instead of http.

  6. This is awesome! I hope that I win!

  7. With the child identity theft, I had my wallet stolen and I had to have my son’s social security card in my wallet for one day and I thought it was in there. I notified all the credit agencies and put an alarm on there. Then I found it a week later!

  8. Chelle O says:

    To determine if a website is encrypted, look for https at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure)

  9. Patricia Jenkins says:

    To determine if a website is encrypted, look for https at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure).

  10. Something I never knew that I will definitely do from now on!! Put https in front of the web address. Thanks for this tip!!

  11. Leslie Wareham says:

    https (s at end of http means secure)

  12. Bob Niles says:

    Look for Https plus a picture of a locked lock in the address bar.

  13. You will need to look for “https” instead of “http.” The “s” stands for secure. This is fabulous, I’m so excited!

  14. Where the web address shows, it should be https instead of just http

  15. Natalie Colecchia says:

    You can be confident a hotspot is secure only if it asks you to provide a WPA password. If you’re not sure, treat the network as if it were unsecured.

  16. Mandy Manley says:

    look for https at the beginning of the web address

  17. CBarbagallo says:

    To ensure the a website is secure it must have https on every page you browse on their site.

  18. Tracy Bass says:

    Look for the https:.. not http

  19. You will see HTTPS instead of HTTP

  20. Dina S says:

    you MUST make sure the “S” in on the “https”

  21. Lorna Wares says:

    To determine if a website is encrypted, look for https at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure).

  22. Lewis Teague says:

    Look for https on every page you visit. Good info. I didn’t know this

  23. Peter Gibson says:

    The website will start with https all sites with the prefix are considered secure.

  24. Jenn Reed says:

    Look for the “lock” symbol at the head of the website. Then you know the information is secure if it doesn’t have it, don’t click submit because you never know where your info will end up!

  25. Websites that start with https (like ours) instead of http.

  26. Look for the “s” after http! In many browsers, it will turn GREEN. Thanks for helping to keep us safe!

  27. Natalie says:

    I always look for the https on any website that is asking for information or payment.

  28. Sue says:

    If you are asked to porvide a WPA password.

  29. Look for https plus a picture of a locked lock in the address bar.

  30. Thanks for running this.

  31. Ruth Ann Ross says:

    Look for https at the beginning of the Web address and on every page you visit, not just when you sign in, if not on every page log out immediately

  32. Desiree says:

    Https = Secure Connection vs Http = not-secure

  33. Vickey says:

    You can tell if a WI-Fi spot is secure if it asks you for a WPA password.

  34. It’s secure if it has “s” added to the http part of the web address.

  35. linda says:

    https:// vs. http://

  36. always look for the “S” on https and make sure you log out every time!

  37. Kate Aldrich says:

    Instead of “http” look for sites with “https” (s for secure).

  38. Karen says:

    You can be confident a hotspot is secure only if it asks you to provide a WPA password.

  39. Carolyn says:

    It’s secure if it says https

  40. Linda R says:

    To determine if a website is encrypted, look for https at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure). Some websites use encryption only on the sign-in page, but if any part of your session isn’t encrypted, your entire account could be vulnerable. Look for https on every page you visit, not just when you sign in.

  41. Pam says:

    https vs. http for secure site

  42. Pam says:

    Look for a lock or web address beginning with https: to be sure the site is secure

  43. Elona says:

    You can look for the unbroken padlock, and make sure there is an “s” after the http – so it would say https

  44. Pa t Fusco says:

    If the web address starts with https the the website is encrypted.

  45. Always make sure the web address contains https instead of http!

  46. ashley burdette says:

    To determine if a website is encrypted, look for https at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure). Some websites use encryption only on the sign-in page, but if any part of your session isn’t encrypted, your entire account could be vulnerable. Look for https on every page you visit, not just when you sign in.

  47. Krystyne says:

    Make sure the address starts with https instead of http. And/or look for the little LOCK icon in the address bar of your browser.

  48. Bonnie groce says:

    https is secure

  49. Lisa Merrill says:

    Look for the “s” in HTTPS!

  50. Priscilla says:

    Make sure the website has https in front of it on every page. That tells you if it is encrypted, not just the first or sign Iin page.

  51. Dawn says:

    If a website is encrypted it will have https at the beginning of the address

  52. Claudette says:

    Look for https in the title of the web page and ensure you are prompted for a WPA password when connecting to the public wifi

  53. Julie Winters says:

    Look at the site identity buttons to the left on the address bar

  54. Jerri Allen says:

    By the https in the address line – the s means secure

  55. Look for https at the beginning of the web address and on every page you visit.

  56. The start of the website will read “https” – the ‘s’ standing for ‘secure’

  57. Look for https on the sign on page and Every page you load when using a publuc wifi connection. The “s” indicates a secure site for sharing your data.

  58. Charlene Ashton says:

    The http is changed to https to indicate that the site is secure.

  59. Look for https:// in the web address of every page you visit.

  60. Reena Veit says:

    Make sure that the website you are on is secure with https instead of http…unlike this site!

  61. One of the ways you can tell if you are on an encrypted website if there is an “s” after the http:// An encrypted site would be identified as follows: https://

  62. Debbie says:

    Look for the https on the login page (and every page thereafter). The ‘s’ is for ‘secured’.

  63. Shirley says:

    You know it’s secure if you’re asked for the WPA code!

  64. Renae Milburn says:

    Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are convenient, but are often not secure. When using a hotspot, it’s best to send information only to websites that are fully encrypted …

  65. Jennifer Hammett says:

    It has https

  66. Grace says:

    You can be confident a hotspot is secure only if it asks you to provide a WPA password. If you’re not sure, treat the network as if it were unsecured.

  67. Jen Gooding says:

    The website should start with https. (Not http). The s means secured.

  68. Chelsea Cohen says:

    Check for the https. If it is http with no s it is not secure.

  69. Cindy Yeung says:

    look for “https” instead of “htttp” at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure)

  70. Helen shay says:

    The website starts with https:// rather than just http://

  71. there is a s after the http

  72. Sharon Setterholm says:

    To determine if a website is encrypted, look for https at the beginning of the web address (the “s” is for secure).

  73. Beth W says:

    A hotspot is secure only if it asks you to provide a WPA password.