Have you ever wondered if your personal information like credit card numbers and passwords are safe from thieves when communicating through the internet? If so, there is an easy way to tell no matter what browser you use. If you look to the top of your browser to the URL (commonly known as a link or website) you will see either “http” or “https”. The beginning characters “http:” indicate the site is using the standard HyperText Transfer Protocol(or http). “Https” is a secured protocol that encrypts the data before transmitting it from your PC to the destination website, where it is then decrypted.