This is one of several posts of the topic of security of websites. Inspired by my initial post on the security of UK banks.
The reason for splitting this data into multiple posts is to make it more manageable. So that data on one institution is not mixed with data on another type of institution.
The following key is used for the Secure status:
|Yes||The site is secure, loaded via https|
|Dual||The site can be loaded via http, or via https.|
|Invalid||The site loads via https, but the security certificate is invalid and thus the site is insecure.|
|Partial||The site loads via https, but loads some parts of the page without https. The site is insecure.|
|No||The site is loaded via http, not via https.|
|Fixed||The site is loaded via https, but at the time of first writing it was loaded via http.|
|??||We could not find a website to evaluate.|
We tested 63 Ecommerce Companies. We found 9 ecommerce companies that did not have a secure home page (not Https or did have https with
an invalid security certificate). That is 14% of ecommerce companies have security vulnerabilities.
|Ecommerce company||Secure||Home Page|
|Heartland Payment Systems||Yes||https://www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com/about-us|
|Red Dot Payment||No||http://reddotpayment.com/|
I was surprised to see that WorldWay is not secure by default.
I was also surprised to see that SWREG, the oldest of all the ecommerce companies in the world, is also not secure by default. Longevity has no bearings on the operating standards of a business. Interestingly the company that now owns SWREG, Digital River is secure by default.
I shouldn’t need to point this out, but i will, all the same, just to be clear.
The data provided on this page should taken at face value. If you’re not sure about something, please verify it yourself. Nothing reported here should be regarded as a criticism or an endorsement or recommendation of an organisations security effectiveness. I am simply passing comment on whether the home page (whatever that may be) is provided as https on not. Other security concerns are a separate matter.
If your organisation is listed here and is not marked as secure, your best course of action is to fix that, not to complain that someone is reporting a fact anyone with a web browser can discover. The security status of your home page is public information, albeit information that many people don’t understand.
This post first appeared on Perfect Imprecision, Thoughts On Memory Leaks, Per, please read the originial post: here