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    Security icon (padlock for secure sites)

    I am now using Firefox 6.0. When I went to a page to make a payment, I noticed that the padlock icon for secure sites is no longer there. I checked a number of other sites and did not see it there either. How do I know if a site has secure transactions anymore?

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    Just look at the protocol used, secure transactions will be performed over https, so the site's URL will start with https://.

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    Thanks for the reply. After doing some more research, I found out that the padlock was replaced by the site identity button to the left of the URL in the title bar. When that appears, you can click on it for more information on the site you are connected to and it also has the lock inside. They have changed versions so quickly lately, I was still using version 3.X only a few months ago this year and have updated whenever new ones came out.

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    More on the Site Identity Button, including the meaning of the different background colors and text that can appear in the button.

    There is an add-on that can insert a padlock icon into that area if you prefer. Padlock :: Add-ons for Firefox. I haven't tried it myself.

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    Here's a little more protection if you like.The link says it all;https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere/
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