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Posted on 2006-07-16
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I'm trying to book a hotel using their http website. They claim that their site is secure and encrypted and are asking for my credit card details. My own limited knowledge is that only sites that are https are secure and encrypted and so they are telling porkies and all my data is being transmitted in clear.

Am I right?
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war1 earned 200 total points
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Greetings, rsinden !

You are right that only https webpage is secure.  But the unsecure hotel site may go to a secure page when credit card info is asked for.  If not, do not post your credit card info.

Best wishes!
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No...they are asking for the credit card details within their own pages!

Thanks for reassuring me. Thought I'd missed something.
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