List of ecommerce platforms that are not secure by default

By Stephen Kellett
15 December, 2017

This is one of several posts of the topic of security of websites. Inspired by my initial post on the security of UK banks.

The reason for splitting this data into multiple posts is to make it more manageable. So that data on one institution is not mixed with data on another type of institution.

The following key is used for the secure status:

Yes The site is secure, loaded via https
Dual The site can be loaded via http, or via https.
Invalid The site loads via https, but the security certificate is invalid and thus the site is insecure.
Partial The site loads via https, but loads some parts of the page without https. The site is insecure.
No The site is loaded via http, not via https.
Fixed The site is loaded via https, but at the time of first writing it was loaded via http.
?? We could not find a website to evaluate.

We tested 63 ecommerce companies. We found 9 ecommerce companies that did not have a secure home page (not https or did have https with
an invalid security certificate). That is 14% of ecommerce companies have security vulnerabilities.

Some of the websites shown below no longer have active links. For those websites we have listed the URL but removed the non-working link.

Ecommerce company Secure Home Page
2C2P Yes
Adyen Yes
Alipay Yes
Amazon Pay Yes
Apple Pay Yes
Atos Yes
Authorize.Net Yes
Bambora Yes
BitPay Yes
Braintree Yes
CM Telecom Yes
Creditcall Yes
CyberSource Yes
DigiCash Yes
Digital River Yes
Dwolla Yes
Elavon Yes
Euronet Worldwide No
eWAY Yes
First Data Yes
Flooz Yes
Fortumo Online Yes
GoCardless Yes
Heartland Payment Systems Yes
Ingenico Yes
Klarna Yes
ModusLink Yes
MPay No
Neteller Yes
Nochex Yes
PagSeguro Yes
PayPal Yes
Payoneer Yes
Paymentwall Yes
PayPoint Yes
Paysbuy Yes
Paysafe Group Yes
PayStand No
Payzone Yes
Qiwi Yes
Realex Payments Yes
Red Dot Payment No
Sage Group Yes
Skrill Yes
Stripe Yes
Square Yes
Tencent Yes
TransferWise Yes
True Money No
Trustly Online Yes
Verifone No
WebMoney Yes
WeChat Pay Yes
WePay Yes
Wirecard Yes
Worldpay No
Xendpay Yes
Xsolla Yes
Yandex.Money Yes


I was surprised to see that WorldWay is not secure by default.

I was also surprised to see that SWREG, the oldest of all the ecommerce companies in the world, is also not secure by default. Longevity has no bearings on the operating standards of a business. Interestingly the company that now owns SWREG, Digital River is secure by default.


I shouldn’t need to point this out, but i will, all the same, just to be clear.

The data provided on this page should taken at face value. If you’re not sure about something, please verify it yourself. Nothing reported here should be regarded as a criticism or an endorsement or recommendation of an organisations security effectiveness. I am simply passing comment on whether the home page (whatever that may be) is provided as https on not. Other security concerns are a separate matter.

If your organisation is listed here and is not marked as secure, your best course of action is to fix that, not to complain that someone is reporting a fact anyone with a web browser can discover. The security status of your home page is public information, albeit information that many people don’t understand.

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