Quantcast

N4T Investigators: Web Security Follow Up: Some organizations ma - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

N4T Investigators: Web Security Follow Up: Some organizations making changes

Posted: Updated:
© After our original story aired, some organizations are making changes to its websites. © After our original story aired, some organizations are making changes to its websites.

TUCSON- It's a News 4 Tucson Investigators follow up story to a story we brought to you about web security. Because of our investigation, some government organizations and even schools made changes to its websites all to ensure their websites are as secure as possible.

Temple Emanu-EL in Tucson scored an "F" grade on its test through a free online program, but the school felt the test was misleading. We used the company Qualys and the test is simple. You type in the URL, the program scans the website, gives it a letter grade and gives specifics into why the website passed or failed. We spoke to Senior Rabbi Samuel Cohon who wanted to ensure members of its community their financial information is secure.

The test showed Temple Emanu-EL had outdated protocols which could potentially put some limited personal information in the wrong hands. When a person makes a payment and eventually has to type in that sensitive information at Temple Emanu-EL's site, it takes you to a third party website. That specific website may have scored an "A" however Temple Emanu-EL's grade still stood at an "F" as of Friday August 28, 2015. That grade includes the page before the third party site, which is the "payments" portion, where you enter your name, how much money you're paying and any special instructions.

So the N4T Investigators asked what Temple Emanu-EL's next step is when it comes to its online security.

"We're going to change some of the forms and move them into the more secure part of the website so that if people put in information even that benign information that really can't be used inappropriately also will be secure," said Rabbi Cohon.

Salpointe Catholic High School, which was also featured, originally scored an "F" for similar reasons. But as of Friday August 28, 2015, its website is now listed at an "A" grade.

If you have a story for the N4T Investigators email investigators@kvoa.com or call the tipline 520-955-4444.

WEATHER
Interactive Radar
Powered by Frankly

© KVOA.com 2017, KVOA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?