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
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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
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@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
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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