Does it matter if a website's security certificate has expired?

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  1. google88

    google88 Registered Member

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    HI

    Does it matter if a website's security certificate has expired?

    I am try to buy a gift from this site http://www.mykarma.co.uk

    and i get security warning on firefox and IE when clicking 'checkout'

    Its has a answer machine on the phone number (could be skype)
    and a PO box.

    Is the security certificate a must?
    How do i check if a shop site is good?

    Cheers

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  3. Hungry Man

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    I think the main issue is that you don't know if the site is still trustworthy or not.

    The cert system is basically a very in-depth background check on a website and the people who are a part of it. Before they give them a cert they make sure they aren't crooks.

    The cert will still allow for encryption of your connection. It just means that they haven't paid for/ undergone the background check.
     
  4. google88

    google88 Registered Member

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    cheers i wrote to them via email with a disposable email address, so i'll see what comes of it.

    But if the certificate is 2009 then it will still be safe to give details. I figure i could pay by paypal so i will be taken off the main site.

    Since when has paypal made me feel safe lol :)
     
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