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  • You do not use intercityhotel.com... seriously:

    If you want to book this room, please reconfirm  so soon as possible directly by fax: 0049-6543-509820 or mail: hahn@intercityhotel.de with your credit card number and expiry date.

    WTF?!?
    This is just more WTF than any other web-security fail I've ever seen! (of course they also want name and date of birth...)


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    It's pretty bad, but even worse are the sites that collect your information from a secure-looking form and then quietly send that out plaintext in an email.  Believe me, they're out there.

    Of course, if one took your information from such a form and then printed it and faxed the printout, it would be a real WTF.



  • [quote user="joe.edwards@imaginuity.com"]

    It's pretty bad, but even worse are the sites that collect your information from a secure-looking form and then quietly send that out plaintext in an email.  Believe me, they're out there.

    Of course, if one took your information from such a form and then printed it and faxed the printout, it would be a real WTF.

    [/quote]

     

    Perhaps if there was a wooden table involved... 



  • [quote user="joe.edwards@imaginuity.com"]

    Of course, if one took your information from such a form and then printed it and faxed the printout, it would be a real WTF.

    [/quote]

    Actually, in Germany, there is a Pizza Delivery portal (http://www.bringdienst.de/) where you can order pizza from some local delivery service. They indeed send the order you post via the web to the delivery service by fax.

    However, this way, the local pizza place (which is just a small shop with a pizza oven and a counter  most times here in germany) isn't required to have an internet connection to participate in the portal. A fax machine on the other hand is owned by almost every business over here for other reasons.



  • [quote user="aferber"][quote user="joe.edwards@imaginuity.com"]

    Of course, if one took your information from such a form and then printed it and faxed the printout, it would be a real WTF.

    [/quote]

    Actually, in Germany, there is a Pizza Delivery portal (http://www.bringdienst.de/) where you can order pizza from some local delivery service. They indeed send the order you post via the web to the delivery service by fax.

    However, this way, the local pizza place (which is just a small shop with a pizza oven and a counter  most times here in germany) isn't required to have an internet connection to participate in the portal. A fax machine on the other hand is owned by almost every business over here for other reasons.

    [/quote]

    That's how Waiters on Wheels works.  Back when I worked at a Pizza Hut, we'd get an order from them about every 3 months via fax.  The best part is WoW charges a premium on top of what we charged, we still did the delivery ourselves, and Pizza Hut reintroduced internet ordering in 2003/2004.

    So basically, the doofs who kept using Waiters on Wheels were paying WoW for no added value.

     



  • (hi there, been a lurker for a long time, first post :-))

     

    Where I work we have an httpsecure form that send the customers' payments to the bank, all in a very secure manner. .. one of our customers didn't find that enough secure, though, and phoned us.

    Rather than typing his card number on the Internet, he'd rather tell me his card number + expiration date and security code on the back of the card (which wasn't even required !)
    , all of this on the telephone.

    Well.. all I could do with these infos was typing them myself in the same form that the customer didn't find secure enough for him... all I can say is he's lucky I'm honest..

     </sorry for poor english me be="french">


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