Using your credit card to buy over the Internet can be just as safe as using it to pay for dinner and a movie, as long as your internet merchant takes the right steps to ensure your security. Your personal information and credit card data are encrypted using SSL technology (secure socket layering). This security feature turns on automatically when you begin entering your personal billing and shipping information to ensure that no one has access to it except you and 2BigFeet.com. At that point, most browsers will display a "lock" symbol at the bottom of the screen to verify that the security feature is working. It will also change the page name to "https://..." The "S" stands for SECURE.