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What do you guys do when you realized you gave your info to a website with poor security?

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What do you guys do when you realized you gave your info to a website with poor security?

I recently made a reservation and payment for some tickets online.

The site itself was legit, but I recently learned that they store their passwords in plain text and that they automatically saved my credit card info with no obvious way to remove it.

Going to be contacting them to delete all my info, but I guess there's no way to ensure they follow through right?
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What's the website?
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PerformingAzura wrote: I recently made a reservation and payment for some tickets online.

The site itself was legit, but I recently learned that they store their passwords in plain text and that they automatically saved my credit card info with no obvious way to remove it.

Going to be contacting them to delete all my info, but I guess there's no way to ensure they follow through right?
nothing... once its done its done.
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Well, make sure you don't use the password anywhere else. If yes, change it at the other places.
Once the order is done, request a replacement CC from your bank, and also change what information is on your profile (including address) at this site.
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fordmaple wrote: What's the website?
Posting it publicly would only increase the likelihood of them getting hacked. (assuming they even have the ability to determine whether they've been hacked)
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Akitakara wrote: Well, make sure you don't use the password anywhere else. If yes, change it at the other places.
Once the order is done, request a replacement CC from your bank, and also change what information is on your profile (including address) at this site.
I used a disposable email and my passwords are always unique.

But since there were liability waivers that needed signing, I used my real info for everything else...
Normally I always put in fake info....
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PerformingAzura wrote: I used a disposable email and my passwords are always unique.

But since there were liability waivers that needed signing, I used my real info for everything else...
Normally I always put in fake info....
I wouldn't worry too much. You could have given information before to other vendors but just didn't realize they store the password in a plain text. Or some of them are already hacked

This kind of thing happens everyday. I suspect none of my son's after school class secured their students and parents and payment information, but what can you do? If you want to deal with those small business, this is the risk you have to take. Not even for hack, some employees probably just steal those information
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for sketchy websites i use a disposable credit card like a pre paid one, and a one time password
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PerformingAzura wrote: I used a disposable email and my passwords are always unique.

But since there were liability waivers that needed signing, I used my real info for everything else...
Normally I always put in fake info....
I mean that if you have any saved addresses, it might be a good idea to update it.


That was the general recommendation a while back when Canada Computers had the bug where you could view other account's address + phone numbers
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georvu wrote: Ask cc company to issue new card(s) with different numbers
+1 on this. Cancel the credit card and have a new one issued.
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PerformingAzura wrote: I recently made a reservation and payment for some tickets online.

The site itself was legit, but I recently learned that they store their passwords in plain text and that they automatically saved my credit card info with no obvious way to remove it.

Going to be contacting them to delete all my info, but I guess there's no way to ensure they follow through right?
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