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How do I check if a connection is secure?


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#1 goodtyneguy

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:38 PM

I've recently downloaded and installed a forex brokers' software for their trading platform and logged in OK. They also have a webtrader which as you would expect you can access and trade your account by logging in through your web browser. My cause for concern is that the webpage in which you login to webtrader is not secured, it has no SSL certificate. It has just occured to me that I created my account through the non secure webpage. I have not given any financial information just name and address but obviously created a username and password which is the same ones I use for the download platform. So I need to change my password once logged into the download platform providing it is secure! I had an argument with the company about their website not being secure but they kept insisting it was OK and also said the download platform was as well. The question is how to a check this out?

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:34 PM

Anyone.... ?

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 12:31 PM

That web site does not have any or use SSL certificate during registering or login process. This looks fishy to me as the site deal in money and SSL certificates are cheap . Why don't they use it?

If they do not use secure login on web site login, I can imagine they wont use it in desktop client program either.

Edited by Romeo29, 15 June 2010 - 12:36 PM.





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