Internet Protocol Security

question

Which of these websites provide a secure connection for your data?

  • http://www.example.com
  • https://example.com
  • https://www.example.com
  • http://secure.example.com
  • Not sure

Main insights

When asked to pick out the website addresses that indicate secure connection, 44% of respondents have made a right choice by selecting the HTTPS encrypted one (https://www.example.com). However, an address without the ‘www’ part (https://example.com) might have appeared confusing: only 20% of people who took the test have marked it as secure. This pattern is prominent in the results of all countries.

Score by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    34%
  • United States

    United States

    34%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    30%
  • Canada

    Canada

    28%

Fully correct answers by country

  • Australia

    Australia

    19%
  • United States

    United States

    17%
  • Canada

    Canada

    15%
  • United Kingdom

    United Kingdom

    12%