Re: Safe enough?

From: Tom Pepper Willett (
Date: 03/25/03

From: "Tom Pepper Willett" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 12:25:30 -0600

You definitely need SSL certificate before you start taking credit card

"MarkH" <> wrote in message
| Newbi, so please bear with me.
| I maintain a website pro-bono for a Rotary non-profit organization.
| The website is hosted by a commercial ISP on W2k server, with FP2002
| extensions. I need to collect credit card info, but they cannot
| afford a SSL site. I have created a password protected Access db in a
| hidden folder. In my asp collection form, I use an algorithm to
| encrypt the cc# as it gets saved to the db - so the cc# is pretty safe
| there. What I am worried about is the sending of the number in clear
| text to the server. This is a short term need (4 months) with maybe
| 500 transactions. Any thoughts, suggestions, etc., would be helpful.