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    Nintendo hasn't charged me any sales tax for Wii Points yet. I'm in North Carolina. I guess it depends what state you live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryten
    The credit card companies require the use of SSL or TLS to send credit card numbers over the Internet. There is no way a piggy backer can see your credit card number on the network, even if you are using a public wireless connection.
    you couldnt be more wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepr
    Whether you buy a point card in the store or the points straight through the shop, there are still taxes. I bought 5000 points for like $57 :/
    i have never been charged taxes buying directly thru the wii. what state are you in? im in CA...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IwataS
    you couldnt be more wrong.
    Proof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IwataS
    The credit card companies require the use of SSL or TLS to send credit card numbers over the Internet. There is no way a piggy backer can see your credit card number on the network, even if you are using a public wireless connection.
    you couldnt be more wrong.
    There are two things IwataS could be referring to here.

    1. I too would like to see proof of a credit card company who allows unencrypted Internet transactions. I don't believe that exists anymore.

    2. Proof that a piggy backer can see your credit card transaction on a network is in the concept. The only additional restriction an eavesdropper has to figuring out what you're sending is that the eavesdropper will have to intercept the entire set of packets in the encrypted transaction to make any sense of it. At some point in any encryption, there is a handshake and you have to exchange keys. If someone intercepts that, then the rest of the encryption won't do you much good. Fortunately, it's far easier to go down a list of phone number, pretend you're some company, and ask for people's credit card numbers than it is to sit around a wireless access point intercepting everything you come across and trying to figure out if any of it is credit card data.

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    You can see every single bit of the conversation between the client and server and not be able to decrypt the session. This is public-key cryptography we're talking about. Well, I don't know what IwataS thinks he's talking about. I don't think he does either.

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    sorry i started this disscussion lol, so is it safe to use a wireless access point when entering your credit card details?

    The Shard of Courage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Link02
    sorry i started this disscussion lol, so is it safe to use a wireless access point when entering your credit card details?
    Yes, it's fine.

    It's not impossible for your info to be captured, but it's extremely unlikely. Most credit card information thefts are either from people breaking into computers where a database of credit card info is stored or from actual people copying your number (waiters, clerks, etc.)

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    As safe as anywhere. You'd have to worry more about someone peeking over your shoulder than someone sniffing packets.

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    lol cheers thanks alot guys (wipes the sweat of his brow)

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