Re: credit card security -no padlock

From: dazedandconfused (
Date: 11/18/02

From: (dazedandconfused)
Date: 18 Nov 2002 13:47:23 -0800

And then there's this.

There are mom and pop websites that use SSL to secure the
communications from your PC to the webserver, and then send an e-mail
in the clear to the seller with your order information including
credit card info.

Ain't that lovely?

It all looks kosher on the front-end, but you have absolutely no idea
what happens to your credit card information beyond that. It could be
mailed out in the clear to someone or stored in a database that's not
adequately protected from hackers.

I have one credit card dedicated to online purchases and just make it
habit to check the card activity online on a weekly basis.