Does the website use a secure connection to protect your data?
When using Instanet, the answer is yes.
It is imperative that any website you use to store sensitive data be protected by a secure connection. To make sure that connection is secure make sure the website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layers). An easy way to do this is to check the beginning of the website address. It should start with ‘https’, once you are logged into the site. If it only starts with ‘http’, it is not a secure connection. Your information is not encrypted and can easily be accessed by any novice hacker.
Do not use websites for storing data that do not employ SSL! They are putting your data at serious risk. If you don’t see https:// after you login, it is not safe to use – period!