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jymbob> that's a bad day you're having, checked the local zoos? :)

On a serious note, irrespective of whether the online ordering system that R-Comp use is secure or not, I simply won't purchase anything from a website not using SSL (there's no guarantee that your data is protected once it is on the third party's system of course but at least it gets there in one transaction). I certainly won't send my credit card number "encrypted" in a DrawFile/Squash combination - that's just ridiculous.

My personal view is that a simple web form collecting a credit card number and other details which are then sent in plain text across the public internet as an email (and therefore potentially being stored on mail hosts as it is relayed to its destination) is unacceptable. That is not to say that R-Comp use exactly this method, but from reading the HTML, this assumption can be made.

The article makes a good point in a bad way. I'd have been more comfortable if it had just pointed out that the R-Comp site uses an insecure method of transmitting CC details without the implication of actual fraud taking place as a result.

I would be happy to see R-Comp either remove the page (and point users at a telephone number/postal address) or use a third party internet payment company such as WorldPay.

 is a RISC OS Userjonix on 20/6/06 3:40PM
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