My son wanted a new bike so we found a wonderful deal at www.target.com and received the bike just fine.
When I received my new REDcard from Target I signed up to manage my account online, however their SSL security certificate was invalid, as reported by my Google Chrome browser:
Even big companies like Target have issues with their SSL certificate.
If you ever question if a site is safe, then just click the https icon and get more details:
I then tried browsing the Target site with Safari, the default browser on a MacBook Pro, same error message as Google Chrome:
Oddly enough, two browsers had no complaints:
- Firefox on Mac
- IE on Windows 8
I did follow up and report this to Taget both by sending an email form and spending 16 minutes on the phone with tech support. Ironically the two phone support people simply told me to try another browser, in spite of my attempts to ask them to submit this serious security bug to their technical department.
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Just an FYI some 6 months later and Target has yet to change how their security certificate is being issued. Lots of consumers having the same issue with Google Chrome over here: http://ficoforums.myfico.com/t5/Credit-Cards/Target-Redcard-Login-Unsafe/td-p/3760934