What is the lock near the url?

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Oliver123
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What is the lock near the url?

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What is it? I always noticed that the lock is either green or gray, as for example on this forum, and sometimes it is completely crossed out. What does this mean? Is it related to security?

Filehero
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Re: What is the lock near the url?

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It's an indicator that the browser traffic from/to the requested site/server is encrypted.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTPS#Browser_integration

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