[ILUG] [ot] secure sites
John.Reilly at xelector.com
Thu Nov 1 10:24:09 GMT 2001
It is possible that the site uses http up until the point where
confidential details are supposed to be entered at which point they
redirect you to their https server. This is quite common.
Technically, its also possible that security could be provided by using
an applet and in this situation there may not be padlock symbol
but this seems somewhat pointless unless https does not provide adequate
security. The last time I used hushmail (quite a while ago) they were
using an applet.
> does anybody know whether it is possible or even likely for a
> site to be secure
> even though it doesnt have the padlock or key symbol in ie or
> netscape. Was
> looking at a banks online service for someone earlier and it
> didnt't have it,
> there weren't any frames so that wasn't affecting it.
> Any THoughts
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