On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 12:56:13PM +0000, Fergal Daly wrote:
> Saying "anyone" can intercept your credit card number is a bit of an
> exaggeration. It would have to be someone who had superuser access on one of
> the routers between you and the bank's site and they'd have to be capturing
> all traffic to the bank's site and analysing it for requests containing
> people's card numbers.
i agree saying anyone was a bit much but you have to ask yourself the
question "do i want to give my credit card # etc. to someone who can't
be bothered to get a secure cert". if they neglect to have a cert what
else have they not bothered with?
>> That's not to say that unencrypted sites are fine, they're just not as
> insecure as they are sometimes made out to be.
>> Also, a "secure" site who's key length is too short should probably also be
> considered insecure. Mozilla can be set to warn about this but I don't think
> any other browser makes a distinction between 128 bit and 48 bit (or is it
> 56?) security,
>> On Thu, Nov 01, 2001 at 09:01:00AM +0000, Ivan Kelly wrote:
> > general the padlock indicates that your using a https ssl server. if the
> > lock isn't there, anything you send isn't encrypted meaning anyone can
> > intercept your credit card number etc.
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