Going to the Puget Sound Bead Festival? Don’t Register on the Web

I am pretty security minded, so some of that has rubbed off onto Robin. Especially when it comes to the internet. So this morning she registered for the Puget Sound Bead Festival. So what did she find when she read the automated confirmation email? Our complete credit card number. Jezz.I realize the odds of it being compromised are slim to none. But come on people, who the hell designs a system like that these days? Did I write them an email? You bet I did, and I kept rather professional too. I can not wait to see the reply.So if you are thinking about attending, I would think about paying with some method other than the web site. 

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3 Responses to Going to the Puget Sound Bead Festival? Don’t Register on the Web

  1. Jeff says:

    It’s gets worse! Turns out the registration page that you type your credit card and other info — not running SSL!! WTF?

  2. Jeff says:

    Are you ready for this? After I alert the designer to the fact that the page that collects personal info and credit card is not running SSL. He replies:

    “To be honest with you, I believe you are making this bigger than you think”

    All I can say is that I tried.

  3. Jeff says:

    Hey — the site is running SSL now. Is it safe? We’ll let’s just say it’s as safe as most web sties that take your money.

    Note: The Beadfactory web site still has the same issue. Oh well.

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