is this website secure?

  canard 22:28 03 Dec 2005
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click here at the bottom left of the page it says it's a secure website but there's no little padlock or https. Is it really OK for credit card details? Lovely prices but.........

  PaulB2005 22:34 03 Dec 2005

I usually don't see the padlock until prompted for Credit card details. Try and if prompted for Credit Card details on a non-secure page then don't use it.

  Mr Beeline 22:47 03 Dec 2005

I've always found play.com, dvd.co.uk or mx2.co.uk to be among the cheapest.

  canard 22:54 03 Dec 2005

Temptation -a hideously expensive music DVD I've been drooling over for £13.58. Will take PaulB2005's advice.

  spuds 23:48 03 Dec 2005

I think that you should find the site is secure via final payment procedure,when the padlock and https will appear. If you check,the site information doe's state that they use GeoTrust/Protx/HSBC banking procedures and encryption.

  Forum Editor 23:50 03 Dec 2005

unless and until you decide to make a purchase. At the stage where you'll be asked for credit card details you'll be transferred to an https session, and the padlock will appear in your browser.

  PaulB2005 23:59 03 Dec 2005

This has made me think of one thing. Why is a Secure Session not used when you set up your account especialy when setting up the username and password?

  PaulB2005 00:04 04 Dec 2005

Dabs - do

Play.com - do

ScrewFixDirect - do

SelectCheaper - doesn't

Doesn't this make it easier (not easy) for your UserName and Password to be picked up (i believe the word is "sniffed"?)

  Arnie 16:12 05 Dec 2005

If only all sites were like this.

click here

Secure, even whilst browsing.

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