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How to know whether to trust a website in Microsoft Edge?

More than likely if you see a lock button next to a website's address in Microsoft Edge, it means:
  • What you send and receive from the website is encrypted, which makes it difficult for anyone else to get to this info.
  • The website is verified, which means the company running the site has a certificate proving they own it. Click the lock button to see who owns the site and who verified it. 
  • While a gray lock means that the website is encrypted and verified, a green lock means that Microsoft Edge considers the website more likely to be authentic. That's because it's using an Extended Validation (EV) certificate, which requires a more rigorous identity verification process.

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