What are Password Protected PDF Emails?
Password Protected PDF Emails (or Encrypted PDF Emails) is one of the safest ways of sending confidential information via the internet.
SEC requires that the financial institutions have to use secure emails. So, why can’t the limo companies use the same technology that the billion dollar corporations on Wall Street have been using?
Why are secure emails so important?
1) E-mail messages are generally not encrypted
2) E-mail messages have to go through intermediate computers before reaching their destination, meaning it is relatively easy for others to intercept and read messages.
3) Many Internet Service Providers (ISP) store copies of e-mail messages on their mail servers before they are delivered. The backups of these can remain for up to several months on their server, despite deletion from the mailbox.
4) The Received: fields and other information in the e-mail can often identify the sender, preventing anonymous communication.
So, if you’re using a simple form to take reservations, you’re putting your customer’s confidential information at risk.