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Web wizards warn about unsecured Web page

March 5, 2001

You know how to create a Web page. You know how to create a form that will accept information input by users over the Internet.

But did you know that, by default, the information is not secure?

If you're currently using forms to accept social security numbers, addresses and other personal information, you should be aware that the data could be intercepted and read by malicious users.

Fortunately, Austin Peay does have the capability to secure Internet communication. Using a popular encryption program called Secure Sockets Layer, Computer Services can create a validated, secured connection between an Internet user's computer and University's Web page server.

For information or assistance, call Reggie Wooden, Web manager, or Laquita Maxwell, Web coordinator in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing.