An alarming proportion of cops’ websites lack any form of automatic secure connection, meaning potentially sensitive data is communicated in plain unencrypted text – according to research. Findings from non-profit body the Centre for Public Safety revealed that almost one-quarter of police sites lack an automatic secure connection, in a review of 71 websites. Of these, more than 70 per cent (12 agencies) invited users to submit personal data – and in some cases information specifically relating to criminal activity – via these unsecured connections exposing the public to unnecessary risk. Only 27 per cent demonstrated the highest “world-class” standard of secure connection, said the report.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register