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Internet Security: the best laid plans...

BIScom Subsection: 
Editorial Staff

When internet security is talked about, it's usually either that someone is trying to sell you something, or something has gone wrong in the biggest possible way.

But it's all OK for your bank, etc. isn't it. After all, you trust your systems to Amazon's AWS cloud service and if anyone's got internet security taped, it's going to be Amazon.



No further comment is needed to explain the following except this: the call was to amazon.com's login page, so security is quite important there. Secondly, when someone posted this to LinkedIn, even LinkedIn gave a "cannot provide a preview" response for amazon.com.

This was using Google's Chrome browser.

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www.amazon.com normally uses encryption to protect your information. When Google Chrome tried to connect to www.amazon.com this time, the website sent back unusual and incorrect credentials. This may happen when an attacker is trying to pretend to be www.amazon.com, or a Wi-Fi sign-in screen has interrupted the connection. Your information is still secure because Google Chrome stopped the connection before any data was exchanged.

You cannot visit www.amazon.com right now because the website uses HSTS. Network errors and attacks are usually temporary, so this page will probably work later.