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<   No. 2479   2009-11-09   >

Comic #2479

1 Host: Your next question is for the first safe level of $1000.
1 Nigerian Finance Minister: I'm ready.
2 Host: Over which of these Internet protocols is it safest to transmit credit card details? A. HTTP. B. HTTPS. C. IRC. D. Facebook.
3 Nigerian Finance Minister: Well, they're all safe for sending details to the Nigerian Government.
4 Host: This is obviously some strange use of the word "safe" that I wasn't previously aware of.

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I was actually going to have the question be "Over which of these Internet protocols is it safe to transmit credit card details?" But then I figured there'd probably be dozens of people out there willing to argue the point that even HTTPS is not really safe for that.

Though it seems to be safer than handing your credit card over to a shop assistant and watching as they scan it through the card reader thingy.

Basically, the only way to use your credit card that's truly safe is to stick it under your mattress and never let it anywhere near a retail purchase.

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