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Thread: Will advertisers (on my site) without SSL / TLS increase MY risk for being hacked ?

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    Will advertisers (on my site) without SSL / TLS increase MY risk for being hacked ?

    I don't see a forum topic area devoted at least in part to security issues but this question involves advertising --- so I will put it here.

    My site is still in the early development stage, but it will be a "friendly blog for persons with shared interests" kind of resource. Likely companies who consider such a place to be promising for good customer hits and actual purchases might be nationwide florists and scrapbook suppliers.

    They are probably not up-to-the-minute on security and might consider it unnecessary to be SSL or TLS compliant -- at least thus far if luckily escaping attacks. Because of my newbie blog status --- with no track record of getting hits which transfer on to purchases at secondary ad links, I won't have much in the way of persuasion when the companies and I work out contractual details.

    And so I cannot say "Please become compliant so I can have some piece of mind ." The question for you to address then is, does THEIR vulnerability push MY site into easier penetration by the Bad Guys?

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    No. What they do on their sites will have nothing to do with what you do on yours.

    Mind you, I wouldn't even think about selling advertising yourself early on. That's a question about 9-12 months down the road. Sign up with an ad network in the short run and work on establishing your traffic levels, then sell your ads from there. Not only will you have traffic, you'll have a base level of competition.
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    Thank you, GAME, for the reply. I will be back on the forum tomorrow (Monday afternoon), so more member responses will be read by me then.

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    You may not get anymore responses. Game gave you the best advice you could get. Theres not really anything that could be added, he covered everything.


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