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[ Monday, December 04, 2006 ]

"Shopping with PC World is Safe and Secure" - discuss
Starbuck [20:55] Comments: 3 []
I've just tried PC World's online site. Rrr, rrrrr, rrrrrrhuuu, rrrrrhhhhubbbbish!

"Shopping with PC World is Safe and Secure", or so they tell us.

Well in that case, why have a website where the whole series of order confirmation pages contain non-secure items, with a scary broken padlock displayed all the way through?

"Connection partially encrypted" as Firefox tells me. Not that they've heard of Firefox.

If you click on the link about secure online shopping, the Security pop-up dates back to the pre-Firefox era, urging you to update your browser if required to Internet Explorer 5.5 (5 for Macintosh) or Netscape Communicator 4.74. Gah!

If you buy a PC from them they will try to flog you crappy bundled security software, but they can't even take your most personal of details without seemingly broadcasting them to the world.

Very shoddy. Very worrying.

Makes me want to stick to my abacus.

3 Comment(s):

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at December 04, 2006 9:14 pm  :

And whilst you're about it, they tell you when you're creaing an account that your site password should be between 6 and 12 characters long (or short - pitifully short...), whilst the normal website incorrectly actually quotes a 10 digit maximum...

... the whole thing looks like something hacked together for phishing purposes. Gits.

[must go. I'm not even meant to be here. but needed to rant]

Comment by Blogger Stuart, at December 06, 2006 4:36 pm  :

Why don't you just go into the shop itself? I am sure the friendly intelligent helpful staff would help calm you down.

Actually don't the staff go all special effects (on the advert in some way)? It would be worth going to see that (whatever that is).

Comment by Blogger Starbuck, at December 06, 2006 5:34 pm  :

Ha, yes, very good. It certainly would.

Not like when you used to go down to Do It All, and you'd get frogmarched around by a singing dancing gang consisting of Big Ron Tarr from EastEnders, a teddy boy and An Other... kind of puts you off.

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