Re: Opcode Online Store Poor Security


Subject: Re: Opcode Online Store Poor Security
From: Michael Matthews (costesmatthews@hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Jul 12 1999 - 09:05:05 EDT


Dear Shawn:

I assume you cc'd this to Opcode. Thanks for the warning.

Michael Matthews

>From: Shawn Pinchbeck <beams@telusvelocity.net>
>Reply-To: cecdiscuss@concordia.ca
>To: cecdiscuss@concordia.ca
>Subject: Opcode Online Store Poor Security
>Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 21:49:52 -0600
>
> Hi Cecdiscuss,
>
>I just thought I would drop everyone a note of warning about the Opcode
>online store.
>
>The other day, I needed an upgrade of Max in a hurry, so I used Opcode's
>online "secure" store. I know better than to trust goofy technology, but
>I did it anyways! Well the online thing worked fine in its 128-bit
>glory, but when the lame person at the other end received my order they
>send a copy back to me through email with my VISA card number and expiry
>date. This of course defeated the entire purpose of secure shopping by
>sending everything through unsecure email. Now I'm hoping that all the
>hackers on the planet aren't aware of their lax security and aren't
>packet sniffing their mail server and making a collection of credit card
>numbers.
>
>I'm not impressed!
>
>Shawn Pinchbeck
>beams@telusvelocity.net
>
>

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