What is a secure connection? Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) is a system for ensuring the security of financial transactions on the Internet. It was supported initially by Mastercard, Visa, Microsoft, Netscape, and others. With SET, a user is given an electronic wallet (digital certificate) and a transaction is conducted and verified using a combination of digital certificates and digital signatures among the purchaser, a merchant, and the purchaser's bank in a way that ensures privacy and confidentiality. SET makes use of Netscape's SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), Microsoft's Secure Transaction Technology (STT), and Terisa System's Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (S-HTTP).

How can I tell if a page is secure? (there are generally two indications of a secure web page):

1) Normally, when browsing the web... the URL (web page address) will begin with the letters "http".  However, when a web page is requesting you to enter information over a secure connection the address displayed should begin with "https" - note the "s" at the end.

2) Check for the "Lock" icon. There is a de facto (de facto is a Latin expression that means "by [the] fact") standard among web browsers to display a "lock" icon somewhere in the window of the browser (NOT in the web page display area!)  Example: Microsoft Internet Explorer displays the lock icon in the lower-right of the browser window, Mozilla's FireFox Web Browser displays the lock icon in the lower-left corner.

The "Lock" icon is not just a pretty face!
  Click (or double-click) on it to see details of the site's security.  This is important to know because some fraudulent web sites are built with a bar at the bottom of the web page to imitate the lock icon of your browser!  Therefore it is necessary to test the functionality built into this lock icon.  Furthermore, it is very important to KNOW YOUR BROWSER!  Check your browser's help file or contact the makers of your browser software if you are unsure how to use this functionality.

What is a SSL? An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website and encrypts information sent to the server using SSL technology. Encryption is the process of scrambling data into an undecipherable format that can only be returned to a readable format with the proper decryption key. A certificate serves as an electronic "passport" that establishes an online entity’s credentials when doing business on the Web. When an Internet user attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection. An SSL certificate contains the following information: * The certificate holder’s name * The certificate’s serial number and expiration date * A copy of the certificate holder’s public key * The digital signature of the certificate-issuing authority.

What Encryption does this site use? A powerful 256-Bit Encryption and 99% Browser Recognition. Encryption is the key to safe Internet shopping! SSL certificates support both industry-standard 128-bit (used by all banking infrastructures to safeguard sensitive data) and high-grade 256-bit SSL encryption to secure online transactions. The actual encryption strength on a secure connection using a digital certificate is determined by the level of encryption supported by the user’s browser and the server that the Web site resides on. Encryption strength is measured in key length - number of bits in the key. To decipher an SSL communication, one needs to generate the correct decoding key. Mathematically speaking, 2n possible values exist for an n-bit key. Thus, 40-bit encryption involves 240 possible values. 128- and 256-bit keys involve a staggering 2128 and 2256 possible combination's, respectively, rendering the encrypted data de facto impervious to intrusion. Even with a brute-force attack (the process of systematically trying all possible combination's until the right one is found) cracking a 128- or 256-bit encryption is computationally unfeasible. With nothing being 100% guaranteed, we have chosen to accredit & attribute recognition to our SSL provider (Go Daddy) with the utmost confidence for your protection. 

This domain has passed the domain origination verification process through GoDaddy.com® using the contact information provided by the Subscriber. As of the time the certificate was issued, the WHOIS database contained valid email addresses for the Administrative, Technical, and Registrant contacts of this domain name, and the email addresses provided by the Subscriber have either not changed, or were re-verified after any changes to the email addresses provided by the Subscriber were made.
Site Name: lovadog.com
Certification Status: Domain Certified
Valid through: July 19, 2018 

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