Tips to protect your Privacy
This page is intended to encourage people to think about protecting their own privacy.
Send personal Data only via secure Websites
Transmit confidential data only on websites with transport encryption!
You can recognize active transport encryption by the lock symbol in the address bar of your browser and by the URL displayed therein, which begins with https://.
Look out! The lock symbol says nothing about the seriousness of a web address!
Important: SSL 3.0 = TLS 1.0 is obsolete! Also version 1.1 is already outdated and is no longer recommended!
Up to date TLS version 1.3 and version 1.2 are acceptable. Real security is achieved with AES-256 and PFS!
Most Internet servers still allow connections with TLS version 1.0 and 1.1 to avoid excluding visitors. Browser and web server always negotiate the most secure connection. Attackers can manipulate this and force the web server to use the least secure method available. The most secure web server is the one that rejects old methods and thus fends off manipulation attempts (good admins always use the latest security standards)!
Look out! Some service providers and shop owners (!) only encrypt the login process and save on end-to-end encryption because it saves a little bit of computing power. But then the connection is not really secure!
Tip: do the SSL test yourself! Test websites with encryption for their quality!