"What do you mean by encrypted?" This question shocked me big time! I do shop online quite often for hard to find merchandises but mostly within Australia. Once in a while I'll buy stuff from overseas.
I was busy shopping for air tickets and accommodations this week. I haven't been shopping with my credit card for quite sometime now. Out of a sudden I was asked to punch in a PIN number in order for the airline to process my payment. I was puzzled for a second but impressed with the recent improvement to ensure online shopping security. It's like having to key in ATM pin number for every transaction. When did they start imposing this security measure, I wonder? Obviously, online fraud is always costing financial institutions heaps of money.
As I was about to buy tickets from Singapore to Ipoh (this new airline my in-law told me about), the first thing I look for is the encrypted sign. But Firefly Airline (parent company: Malaysia Airlines) has none yet they require you to enter your "entire life" (everything) online! What a joke and yet I read someone actually asked what was "encrypted"! I couldn't believe some people would just enter their details when webs are not secured. It is a heaven for identity theft!
I ended up buying tickets from AirAsia instead. At least it's encrypted.
Do you always make sure that webs are encrypted/secured before you make any purchases?
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