If you’ve never paid attention to the browser URL while surfing the Internet, today is the day to start. At the prefix of each website URL, you’ll usually see either HTTP or HTTPS. One shows the site you are on is secure (HTTPS), and the other does not (HTTP).
If you are just browsing the web, looking at cat memes and dreaming about that $200 cable knit sweater, HTTP is fine. However, if you’re logging into your bank or entering credit card information in a payment page, it’s imperative that URL is HTTPS. Otherwise, your sensitive data is at risk.
It’s best to avoid completing any vendor applications that ask for your social security number on a non-secure link as they are showing that they have no concern for your privacy and protection.
Five Brothers is NOT a SOFI member.