Online privacy FAQ - How can I protect my privacy when shopping online?

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Windows Vista Security basics - Online privacy FAQ - How can I protect my privacy when shopping online?

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Most online merchants use secure connections to provide an encrypted connection between Internet Explorer and the website. Encrypted connections make it difficult for a hacker to intercept your personal or financial information as it is being sent to the website. This encryption is provided by a security certificate, which is an electronic document that identifies the website. Although encryption can help protect your information as it travels over the Internet, it doesn't guarantee that the website is reputable or that they protect your information once they receive it. In Internet Explorer you will see a lock in the Security Status bar at the top of your browser. Click the lock to view a security report that displays the identity information about the website. For more information about secure transactions

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