How do I know that a website has a valid SSL Certificate?

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If a website has been secured with an SSL Certificate, it will display as’ https://’ in the browser URL, which stands for Secure HTTP. It will also display a small padlock, whereas the prefix for an unsecured website address is just ‘http://’, http means Hypertext Transfer Protocol.

SSL Certificate Disabled & Enabled

Often there is a trust mark or a padlock displayed on a SSL Certified site. If one clicks on the Seal or padlock, it will display details of the relevant certificate and company information as verified and authenticated by the CA.

SSL Certificate Display

Should a site have an Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certification, then the address bar will turn green in prominently displayed and the address bar turns green in high security browsers.

EV SSL Certificate Display

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