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Following the recent attack by Chinese institutions on to attempt to steal account information, Apple has posted a new how-to article about verifying the page you visit when you type into your web browser is the genuine Apple site.

The page doesn’t offer a fix per se, but walks through how to check the certificates of the page in Safari, Chrome and Firefox.

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In Safari, you can verify you are on the correct page by checking that the URL bar highlights green next to the words ‘Apple Inc’. Chrome looks similar, but places the security information in a widget next to the main URL bar. Firefox has the same interface.

Apple chooses not to give a walkthrough of Internet Explorer’s security features on Windows, but rest assured it offers similar visibility.

Full details about how to check for HTTPS certificates can be found on Apple’s support page.

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