Secure Transmission of Credit Card Numbers
This page explains how the transmission of messages that contain Credit Card numbers from
this site are handled.
The first thing you will notice is that on any page that
requests your Credit Card number, your Browser indicates
that you are in a secure mode. This means that all communication
between your Browser and the Web Server is encrypted.
Once the Web Server accepts your encrypted page, it decrypts it
and passes it on to the Rexx CGI script for processing. The method
used for this interface is HTTPD POST, which passes the data in
a stream directly from the Web Server to the Rexx CGI program
via its standard input stream.
The Rexx CGI script then uses Public Key Encryption to encrypt
the data and emails it to the RexxLA
Treasurer. The Public Key used for encryption was generated
on the Treasurer's machine. Only the Treasurer knows
or has access to the private key that can decrypt the
This mechanism is as secure as we can make it. Some would
suggest that this mechanism is more secure than snail mail!