How to know whether to trust a website in Microsoft Edge


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.