Author Topic: Why does Avast collect personal data in an unencrypted format?  (Read 2289 times)

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Offline cbear42

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Why does Avast collect personal data in an unencrypted format?
« on: November 15, 2010, 08:30:32 PM »
I would like to register for a license - but not if I have to send the kinds of information that they are requesting across the wire unencrypted. Considering that this is a security company - I am surprised that they would expose their customers/clients and users like this. Is there any way of registering Avast without submitting unencrypted personal details across the Internet?

Offline Charyb

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Re: Why does Avast collect personal data in an unencrypted format?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 10:19:27 PM »
When you purchase Avast, Digital River and the Avast store are secure. Are you purchasing a new product, upgrading a product, or are you requesting that a license be resent? How are you trying to register? What is being exposed? What leads you to believe that it is an insecure connection? I have never seen where Avast! asks for personal, financial info without a secure connection. Will you please attach a screen print?
« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 12:00:04 AM by Charyb »