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Old 01-02-2016, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Beware! The websites of some popular diecast retailers have apparently had their security compromised. This means by using such sites, your identity and financial information is at risk.

Sky's The Limit Aviation currently has an unsecured connection.

Just Plane Fun Corporation has been compromised. In fact, that retailer now has a new Web address: The Just Plane Fun Corporation - Great Deals on Airplane Toys and Models so make sure you use the new site when ordering.

By posting this my intent isn't to cause a panic, but rather simply inform you. Hopefully all retailers routinely check the security of their sites. Daily or weekly checks aren't too often at all.
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Thanks for the heads up Todd! +2
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Much obliged, thanks.

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Yes, the heads-up is very much appreciated.
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The important thing is that the shopping cart (where you put your payment information) is secure with an 'https' address. For instance the shopping cart for my website will show as follows: https://ww5.aitsafe.com.....

Otherwise, the main (home) pages of many retail websites (where you see photos, prices, and ordering links) do not have an 'https' connection because there is no need. Mine doesn't and neither do most other retailers in the hobby.

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I spoke to owner of Skys the Limit and he said he spoke to his website people and they investigated and said it was secure..what are you basing this on?
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I spoke to owner of Skys the Limit and he said he spoke to his website people and they investigated and said it was secure..what are you basing this on?
Glad to know SkysTheLimitAviation is again a secure site. Perhaps his call to his site host and/or web maintenance company is what it took. However, twice in the past week - including as late as yesterday - when I personally went to browse the site, a large warning message popped up claiming that the site is unsecured and that any private information exchanged may be compromised.

I've done business with Bob/SkysTheLimitAviation for eight years and never had an issue. However, the pop-up warning I received the past week was a major red flag. After just checking the site, that message did not appear at any time.
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