Can someone guide me in finding the easiest way to ensure that data is safely transmitted from a form? The form is a credit application, so about 50 fields and highly sensitive information (Social Security Numbers etc.)
Here's where I'm at. I set up the form, and I'm using the Dreamhost cgi script to transmit the data. It's a secure site with Geotrust. However, I've been reading that I need to make sure that data is encrypted, but am not sure how to proceed.
I read something about needing to use PGP, which is a little overwhelming right now. If that's the best way to go, I'll dive in and try to figure it out, but wanted to check first to see if that's the best solution.
I also came across Tectite and am wondering if anyone is familiar with that:
One more obstacle is that my employer is not happy with the way the data is returned (in a plain text email that just shows the field name with the data following). He would prefer a nicely formatted document that looks somewhat like the original form.
Please know, I'm a newbie, and what I described above is the extent of my knowledge in doing this type of thing... I would greatly appreciate any advice anyone has!! Thank you!!