How Yahoo! uses SSL to protect your account
Yahoo! is committed to your online safety, and we use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology to securely process your Yahoo! ID and password during sign in. SSL is an industry standard for encrypting private data as it is sent over the Internet.
How to tell if SSL is being used:
Look for the "s" in the start of the Web address:
- SSL is being used: https://
- SSL is not being used: http://
Why using SSL is important:
- Helps keep your account safer from hackers.
- Helps ensure security of all private data sent over the Internet, such as credit cards and passwords.
How SSL works:
Encryption scrambles and unscrambles your data.
- A public key scrambles the data.
- A private key unscrambles the data.
SSL and your Internet browser:
- Your browser must support SSL in order for it to be activated. Check out our list of supported browsers.
- Longer page download time can occur with SSL encryption.