Secure? Don't bank on it.
April 2, 2007 5:29 PM Subscribe
Calling webbish folks: I'd like to make sure this form
is as unsecured as it appears before I complain. More inside!
posted by musicinmybrain to computers & internet (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So as far as I can tell this form
is completely unsecured (which is kind of bad, as it encourages you to use your Social Security number). The page isn't encrypted, the lock icon doesn't appear even briefly when it's submitted (try arbitrary gibberish that won't validate server-side), and the form post action is not to a https:// address. It seems painfully ironic that a privacy choices form would itself be a security problem.
Before I complain to Wachovia, though, I'd like to make sure I'm not overlooking a way this form could be secure that I don't know about.