Thursday, June 13, 2024

This is an ARCHIVED article at baff.org.uk. Information and links may well be out of date.

Depending on your browser, you should see a padlock icon to the left of your address bar. This shows that the website has migrated to the HTTPS protocol for secure communication over computer networks. What it means for users is that we now have a more secure and faster site. We've also dropped the "www" part of the website address, which is now baff.org.uk - any request for the old address is automatically redirected.

A padlock next to a website address bar shows that:

  • You are definitely connected to the website whose address is shown in the address bar; the connection has not been intercepted.
  • The connection between your browser and the website is encrypted to prevent eavesdropping.

You can click on the padlock for more info. More here: How do I tell if my connection to a website is secure?

Passwords entered by you were already encrypted in transmission, but the move to an HTTPS site has improved security further.