Browsing and connecting to the Internet

Your BlackBerry smartphone creates an encrypted connection to banking websites and shopping websites that support encryption, such as the BlackBerry App World storefront. Using an encrypted connection, especially during online banking transactions, ecommerce transactions, and other wireless transactions on mobile devices and computers, helps to protect you against identity theft and unauthorized use of your financial data.

You can determine whether encryption is helping to protect data that you send or receive using the BlackBerry Browser. When you are using an encrypted connection, a lock icon appears on the right side of the address bar on the browser screen.

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