Ihug's new pricing plan for its broadband satellite-based Ultra package has attracted a lot of attention, however its sign-up page has worried some users.
The page contains a form for credit card details, name, postal address and phone number, but doesn't appear to be secure in any way. No secure page icons appear with either Netscape 4.75 or Explorer 6.0 and the URL is simply HTTP rather than HTTPS.
However, Ihug director Tim Wood says there's no need for alarm as the page is secure.
"Once you click on the send button it secures the page before sending it over the net. There's no need for concern...[But] we're going to re-work it so that initial sign-up page is also secure."
Wood says the page is not secured before the user clicks the "send" button because there's no need, however he does acknowledge that some users are concerned about the apparent lack of security.