List of UK currency exchanges that are not secure by default
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|
|Invalid||The site loads via https, but the security certificate is invalid and thus the site is
|Partial||The site loads via https, but loads some parts of the page without https. The site is
|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
|??||We could not find a website to evaluate.|
We tested 67 currency exchanges. We found 11 currency exchanges that did not have a secure home page (not https or did have https with an invalid security certificate). That is 16% of UK currency exchanges have security vulnerabilities
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.