Even a good site can be insecure

It’s a long story but I ended up at doba.com through Guy Kawasaki’s LinkedIn profile. I liked the concept and was about to register for the affiliate program. Then, I noticed that the registration form, which requires SSN/Tax ID, has to be submitted over http and not https. That’s when I gave up. Thing is, even a popular website (this site has an alexa rank of 5,901 as of this writing) can be insecure.

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2 responses to “Even a good site can be insecure

  1. I found your post via a Google Alert. I just emailed our tech team and we will make that page secure. Thanks for pointing it out.

    -Jeremy Hanks
    CEO, Doba

  2. S

    I just noticed that Nextag has the same problem of submitting the affiliate registration information (that includes US Tax payer id, which is SSN for individuals) over http instead of https.

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