Safari doesn't display http: or https: in the adress bar. Does the lock icon that appears from time to time indicate an https site? that is what I have been assuming. While on the subject, any opinions on using iDevices for finincial transactions? Some seem to be saying that the "walled garden" of the iOS world protects against viruses and malware, hence an Internet security app is not necessary. I would imagine that something nasty could (will) slip through the Apple net one day but you would have specifically download it and I assume that Apple would get on to it fairly quickly anyway. Some cunning person could, I suppose submit and innocent looking app and, after it was approved, sneak in a malicious update. It would have a short life I assume.