In April this year I wrote about this interesting site.
This programmer by the name of Matt Burns has written a search engine that lets people find their stolen camera by submitting an unedited photo taken by the lost camera! It's magic ;)
After giving it a go, I was impressed by what Matt is trying to do! But I did have a few concerns.
Well, I received a response from Matt himself yesterday!
Thanks for that Matt! You are doing a great service to the communities!! And YES, please secure your site with https!
Famous Last Words...
For the benefit of those who do not know, I would like to quote this from
What is HTTPS - Why Secure a Web Site by Jennifer Kyrnin, About.com Guide."Most Web customers know that they should look for the https in the URL and the lock icon in their browser when they are making a transaction. So if your storefront is not using HTTPS, you will lose customers. But even still, it is common to find Web sites that collect money including credit card data over a plain HTTP connection. This is very bad.
As I said above, HTTP sends the data collected over the Internet in plain text. This means that if you have a form asking for a credit card number, that credit card number can be intercepted by anyone with a packet sniffer. Since there are many free sniffer software tools, this could be anyone at all. By collecting credit card information over an HTTP (not HTTPS) connection, you are broadcasting that credit card information to the world. And the only way your customer will learn it was stolen is when it's maxed out by a thief."
I am a bit paranoid about logging into none HTTPS sites, even Gmail has gone "secure" a while back :) And when I log into Face Book, I prefer this: https://www.facebook.com/login.php?login_attempt=1
Better safe than sorry? ;)