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RosiePosiePuddingAndPie
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I'm trying to buy travel insurance from Boots.com.

But when it gets to the stage that I put my name and address in, it doesn't go to a secure site (no "https" and no little lock symbol). I gave it the benefit of the doubt, and put my details in, but on the next page there was still no security things, and it was asking me to put my card details in, so I just stopped.

There is a little box on the page that says "secured by Geotrust", but isn't it unusual for them not to put a lock or https on the page? Should I not buy my insurance from them online because of it, or is it probably safe?

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SSL certificates is what https and the little lock is, they're not as secure as people are led to believe, they do help, but they're nothing amazingly secure. I wouldn't worry though, if boots.com doesn't have it, there will be a good reason, presumably they have some other sort of protection.

But yeah, don't be too worried, if you are and want even more reassurance, phone them up and ask about it.
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:ditto:

I wouldn't be too worried. Boots is a reputable service so they are more than likely going to have protection. If not just make sure your account is protected from online fraud.
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Unless you're about to fall for an XSS attack.

I'd stay away, personally.
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Yeah make sure that you're on the official boots site, and haven't just clicked on a link to get there. I've ordered online from boots.com before and noticed the lack of security stuff, but it was fine for me (although was a normal boots order)
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Check you're on the right site, but any company the size of boots will have secure checkouts.
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RosiePosiePuddingAndPie
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Actually I thought that was funny too.

I type in "www.boots.com" and it turns into this address..
http://www.boots.com/onlineexperienc...tionid=1043920

I thought that was a bit weird for a homepage :confused:

I've tried deleting my history/cookies/temporary files and it still comes up as that, and there's no security
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(Original post by RosiePosiePuddingAndPie)
Actually I thought that was funny too.

I type in "www.boots.com" and it turns into this address..
http://www.boots.com/onlineexperienc...tionid=1043920

I thought that was a bit weird for a homepage :confused:

I've tried deleting my history/cookies/temporary files and it still comes up as that, and there's no security
Nope, it's real.
When a company has a website built they generally don't care how it looks URL wise, and that's what the developers have done.

It's the real site. If you're uncomfortable with using it, just go in store?
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