I'm writing a paper for class and one of the things I'm writing about is internet security. I know that SSL certificates can be easily obtained and are supposed to encrypt data on SSL certified pages.
I know that people experience issues with making their site fully secure even with purchasing SSL certification - so just because one page shows the SSL badge or has https protocol, doesn't mean that every page on that site is secure.
I'm going to present a hypothetical situation and reiterate my question to hopefully clarify what it is that I'm asking:
Suppose I go to a website that shows it's SSL secured. I click to create an account and the new user registration page also shows that its SSL secured. The login page is also SSL secured and I login to my new account. (so far everything has shown to be SSL secured). As I explore this website (logged in) some of the pages I go to DO NOT show the SSL emblem.
My question is: If I have only entered information that should be secured, on pages with SSL.. Does that guarantee that it's actually secure?
Additionally.. Does that information remain secure from the admin? Like can a site appear "secure" but be exposed vulnerabilities or be a mockery of SSL certificates?