How can I recognize if a webpage is encrypted?

asked 2014-11-24 00:34:48 +0300

naytsyrhc gravatar image

updated 2015-01-13 09:51:08 +0300

eric gravatar image

This sounds like a trivial question and as if it surely must have been asked already. However I couldn't find any such question and I experienced it just again today. Thus I ask it now.

How can I see in stock browser of sailfish, if the visited site is encrypted or not?

In desktop browsers it's normal to see a lock icon if there is encryption and even a green bar, if identity of website is verified. I can't see anything like that in browser, so I can't even say, if after I entered https:// I have been redirected to an unencrypted page.

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simply click on the tabs symbol and look at the URL.

Leinad ( 2014-11-24 08:28:10 +0300 )edit

I think this only shows the URL where people can see if it is a http or https connection. I think what is asked here is the ability to see if it is encrypted and to find out information about the certificate.

thwint ( 2014-11-24 08:51:47 +0300 )edit

when it's https it's encrypted. when there's no warning, the certificate is valid... what else do you want to know?

Leinad ( 2014-11-24 09:21:56 +0300 )edit

@thwint that's correct. @Leinad if I look at the url I can only see if I am connected on port 443 (https) I can't see if the connection is fully encrypted or parts may be not. Just test it with a website where e.g. ads or images are transmitted without encryption. Furthermore (second part of question) I can't see if it is a self-signed or EV certificate. And one more thing: if the form of a site gets posted via http allthough the site itself was delivered via https AFAIK I don't get any warning about it.

naytsyrhc ( 2014-11-24 09:26:22 +0300 )edit

well, your original question was, if you were redirected to http. you can simply check that by looking at the URL. for those new questions in your comment above, i have no answer right now :)

Leinad ( 2014-11-24 09:38:33 +0300 )edit