2018 Okanagan (Armstrong) Business Website Security & Privacy Analysis


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Hacked Websites Target Your Customers –
There are thousands of different types of malware and thousands of different ways to infect your website. Hacked websites are mostly used to re-target your potential customers. Once access to your site is gained, they can use it to re-direct traffic to phishing sites, infect visitors computers with malware that can later steal personal account and login information.

Google Blacklists Hacked Sites – Hacked and infected websites lose the trust of customers and will lead to reputation loss. For any e-commerce business website (with shopping cart) this can often mean an end of the online business. Google and other search engines blacklist, warn and restrict access to compromised websites. Starting from July 2018, every website without SSL (HTTPS) will be marked as non-secure and therefore earn a lower search engine ranking, which makes it harder for your customers to find your products..

Privacy Policy for Canadian Websites – Required
Private sector privacy legislation requires organizations to build privacy policies that outline how they collect, use and disclose their customers’ personal information. It also means that this privacy policy should be posted on a website if that organization has one. It must include what information your website collects, the intended use and disclosures made via the website itself. Website visitors must be advised of all your organization’s online information practices, notably the use of “cookies” or other non-visible tracking tools, and explain such practices.

2018 Okanagan Business Websites – Security & Privacy Analysis  Canadian studies have shown that most business owners are neither cyber savvy nor compliant with provincial or federal privacy laws. Current security audits on Okanagan business websites provide details about potentially hazardous sites. The aim of these audits is to create awareness and to encourage website security improvements for all businesses and visitors.

The Armstrong analysis was conducted in August of 2018 and changes to the list may occur without notice. Please, contact us if you see your website incorrectly listed as secure or non-secure or if you have added a privacy policy.

 

Total of Inspected Business Websites: 144

Secure Business Websites (With Privacy Policy): 23

Non-Secure Business Websites (Without Privacy Policy): 91

Secure Business Websites with Hidden Privacy Policy: 3.

Secure Business Websites Without Privacy Policy: 30

Non-Secure Business Websites With Privacy Policy: 11

Rating

Business Name

Location

Web Link

Designer Company

Website Security

Privacy Policy

Armstrong City Parks & Rec.

Armstrong

Website

Canlan Ice Sports

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Armstrong Bottle Depot

Armstrong

Website

PowerSite

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Armstrong Kin RV Park

Armstrong

Website

CampgroundBooking.com

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Armstrong Flower Shop

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Alternatives Funeral

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

A & W

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Barton Insurance Brokers

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

CIBC

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Hornby New Holland

Armstrong

Website

MarketBook

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Kohler Hytec

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Log Barn 1912

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

McDonald’s

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Okanagan Aggregates

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

OK Frozen Dough

Armstrong

Website

Sproing Creative

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Petrocan 7-Eleven

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Post Office

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Rancho Vignola

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Renovation Plus Pro

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Valley First Credit Union

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

VantageOne Credit Union

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Yes

Rating

Business Name

Location

Web Link

Design Company

Website Security

Privacy Policy

Armstrong Asparagus Farm

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Hidden / Yes

Deep Creek General Store

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Hidden / Yes

Rogers Foods Ltd.

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

Hidden / Yes

Rating

Business Name

Location

Web Link

Design Company

Website Security

Privacy Policy

Armstrong Accounting

Armstrong

Website

TALAGEN

Secure HTTPS

No

Armstrong Antiques

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

Armstrong Dance Academy

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

Armstrong Inn

Armstrong

Website

Jithin Joseph

Secure HTTPS

No

Armstrong Optometry

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

Armstrong Physio Therapy

Armstrong

Website

YellowPages

Secure HTTPS

No

Armstrong Wine & Brew

Armstrong

Website

Eggbeater Creative

Secure HTTPS

No

BigFoot RV

Armstrong

Website

evidentnewmedia

Secure HTTPS

No

Brown International Services

Armstrong

Website

Ingenius Webdesign

Secure HTTPS

No

Country Bakery

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

Dairy Queen

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

Eagle Rock Towing

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

Fairways Bistro & Catering

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

Fieldstone Organics

Armstrong

Website

FirstPage Marketing

Secure HTTPS

No

Final Touch Printing

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

High Country Insulation

Armstrong

Website

YellowPages

Secure HTTPS

No

I.P.E.

Armstrong

Website

Csek Creative

Secure HTTPS

No

Lens Maker’s Optical

Armstrong

Website

YellowPages

Secure HTTPS

No

Mills Veterinary Services

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

NexGen Hearing

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

North Valley Contracting

Armstrong

Website

YellowPages

Secure HTTPS

No

Okanagan Traffic Control

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Armstrong

Website

Fresh Inc.

Secure HTTPS

No

Rapid-Span Structures

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

School District No.83

Armstrong

Website

Cryoutcreations.eu

Secure HTTPS

No

Sea Stars Kids Boutique

Armstrong

Website

VdHMC Production

Secure HTTPS

No

Senad Notary Public

Armstrong

Website

YellowPages

Secure HTTPS

No

Tekamar Mortgages Ltd.

Armstrong

Website

Secure HTTPS

No

T.J. Homecrafts Stained Glass

Armstrong

Website

LANiMEDIA

Secure HTTPS

No

Wood-n-Chick Furniture

Armstrong

Website

MENNOSITE

Secure HTTPS

No

Rating

Business Name

Location

Web Link

Design Company

Website Security

Privacy Policy

Chamber of Commerce

Armstrong

Website

Kickstart Creative Works

Non-Secure HTTP

No

City of Armstrong

Armstrong

Website

iCompass Techologies Inc.

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Township of Spallumcheen

Spallumcheen

Website

iCompass Technologies Inc.

Non-Secure HTTP

No

4 Paws Country Club

Armstrong

Website

Creative Edge

Non-Secure HTTP

No

All Terrain Construction

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Armstrong Computer Service

Armstrong

Website

Templated.co

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Armstrong Collision

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Armstrong Crane & Rigging

Armstrong

Website

e-motional web design

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Armstrong Dental Centre

Armstrong

Website

Tag Design Co.

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Armstrong Hydrroponics

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Armstrong Regional Co-op

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Armstrong Pharmacy

Armstrong

Website

Terra Firma Technical Arts

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

Armstrong Veterinary Clinic

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Askews Foods

Armstrong

Website

Erica Lahoda

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Asparagus Comm. Theater

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Blue Mountain Nursery

Armstrong

Website

Creative Edge

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Brave Horse Assisted Learning

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTPS

No

Burr Fabrication

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

BWP Millwork

Armstrong

Website

Seahorse Solutions

Non-Secure HTTP

No

By The Numbers Bookkeeping

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Canadian2for1 Pizza

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Caravan Farm Theatre

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTPS

No

Chocoliro Chocolate

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Classic Auto Repair Ltd.

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Culows & Co. Law Corp.

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Curly’s Roofing

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Dan-Gare Drilling

Armstrong

Website

Evident

Non-Secure HTTP

No

D.I.Y. Chix

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Donald’s Machine Works

Armstrong

Website

YellowPages

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Edge of The Earth Winery

Armstrong

Website

BuddyPress

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Farmer’s Market

Armstrong

Website

GreenGeeks

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Farmstrong Cider Company

Armstrong

Website

Cryoutcreations

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Fortune Creek Kennels

Armstrong

Website

Dog Webs.Biz

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Fortune Cr. IDA Pharmacy

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

Gambrinus Malting

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Gathering Grounds

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Gilbert Parts Depot

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Grass Roots Health Hut

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Green Velvet Lawns

Armstrong

Website

INFOTELmultimedia

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Hancon Construction

Armstrong

Website

Tiny Glow Studio

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Handy Guys Home Renovation

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Heaton Place

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Hill Environmental Ltd.

Armstrong

Website

Willis Etech Ltd.

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

Imagine Words and Music

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

JJ’s Pizza Plus

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Joyce’s Signs & Autographics

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

JPW Road & Bridge

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Kickstart Creative Works

Armstrong

Website

Kickstart Creative Works

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Kindale Developmental Ass.

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Kirk’s Heating & Refrigeration

Armstrong

Website

YellowPages

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Lavik Ventures Real Estate

Armstrong

Website

Lone Wolf technologies

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Lending Max

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Long Haul Kennels

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Maddocks Construction

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Mostly Mini’s Farm

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

M.R. Contracting

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

New Century Produce

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Noble House B&B

Armstrong

Website

Internet Advertising

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Noble Tractor & Equipment

Armstrong

Website

Dealer Spike AG

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

North OK Junior Academy

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

North Okanagan Knights

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

NRG Pet Products

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Okanagan Advertiser

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

One Stop Auto Repair

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Pleasant Valley Corporation

Armstrong

Website

KLEIDON

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Pleasant Valley Quilting

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

PRSI

Armstrong

Website

Passive Remediation Systems

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Primerica

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

Pure Armstrong

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Purple Springs Nursery

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Red Apple Store

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

Redline Recreation

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Reimer Bros. Trucking

Armstrong

Website

Prima Design

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Rhinokore

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Remax Armstrong

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

RP Plumbing

Armstrong

Website

MRKS Media

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Rossworn Henderson

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Royal Lepage

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

Royal York Golf Club

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Sage Hair Studio

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

Saddle Up Magazine

Armstrong

Website

Prima Design

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Schubert Estate B&B

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

SCV Contractors

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Shepherd’s Hardware

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Splash N Dash Car Wash

Armstrong

Website

Prima Design

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Subway

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

Yes

The Maple B&B

Armstrong

Website

MAD Reality

Non-Secure HTTP

No

The Twisted Purly Yarn Studio

Armstrong

Website

Black Mountain Media

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Titan Industrial Plating

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTPS

No

Valley Auction

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No

Westwood Windows

Armstrong

Website

Non-Secure HTTP

No