Secure web site and ASIC registered business since 1984!

Head office: Factory 21, 19 Cornhill Street Ferntree Gully VIC 3156.
Distributor warehouses in most states.
Please contact us before picking up to ensure stock is located in your state.
hot.com.au is a subsidiary of Australian Interactive Multimedia (AIM) Pty. Ltd.

ABN 33 006 341 760

Verify this with the ASIC website http://www.ASIC.gov.au

Registered Australian business since 1984

That's back when Bob Hawke was prime minister and the first Apple Mac was released - we've been in the technology business for over 30 years. If you browse the headings on this page you'll see we offer you peace of mind when parting with your money on the Internet.

While web e-tailers come and go, sometimes with clients & distributors money |story| we've been around since 1984.

Please click the above image to verify our identity and our "Since 1984" claim with ASIC.

  1984 first Apple Mac
  • Who are ASIC? Link to ASIC free money search!
ASIC is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC contributes to Australia’s economic reputation and well being by ensuring that Australia’s financial markets are fair and transparent, supported by confident and informed investors and consumers. ASIC is an independent Commonwealth Government body.

They are set up under and administer the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act (ASIC Act), and they carry out most of their work under the Corporations Act.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 requires ASIC to: maintain, facilitate and improve the performance of the financial system and entities in it promote confident and informed participation by investors and consumers in the financial system administer the law effectively and with minimal procedural requirements enforce and give effect to the law receive, process and store, efficiently and quickly, information that is given to ASIC make information about companies and other bodies available to the public as soon as practicable.

ASIC Free Money Search that the scammers try to charge you for!

 

Your credit card details are never stored on our servers

Our own servers

We use our own servers, not shared or virtual servers where other sites can infect ours.

Hosted in a PCI DSS Level 1 Compliant Facility, with fully redundant hardware in two geographically separated data centers. As good as they are your sensitive data is not kept on them.
Notice how fast our complex pages are rendered because we're not sharing a processor with 400 other sites.

BPAYBPAY Accepted is a great double check of the web site you intend to purchase from.

BPAY don't allow just anyone to accept BPAY payments, they check up on the company and that's got to be a good thing for YOU.

So if you're wondering if your money is safe with BPAY and a company incorporated in 1984 (us) you can't go wrong!

eWAY http://www.eWAY.com.au

eWAY Payment Processing

We don't keep your credit card data on our servers, also our staff cannot see your full credit card details at any stage of the ordering process. Normally we check stock status before processing your card. We use eWAY as our credit card payment processing partner. eWAY is Australia's leading credit card processor and adheres to the strict Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI) Data Security Standard, has VeriSign SSL encryption and passes daily McAfee Secure tests.

Please click the image above to view eWAY's PCI DSS compliance.

  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards

Overview of PCI DSS

PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) was developed by the major credit card companies to assist merchants in preventing credit card fraud and to improve security around processing and storing credit card details.

PCI DSS compliance is an important standard for any organisation storing, processing or transmitting credit card data to have and maintain. It ensures that sensitive customer data and the security of all systems that have access to this sensitive information is maintained and secured at all times.

 


Virus and Malware Scanning

Daily Malware Scanning

Not only do you know we are a "real" company, but you also know our servers are tested for threats by VeriSign.

The date of our most recent malware scan is displayed on our VeriSign SSL certificate.

  • More about Virus and Malware Scanning

What is malware?

Malware is short for malicious software and also known as malicious code. Hackers exploit security weaknesses on servers to gain access to a Web site and install malicious code. They use the Web site to spread viruses, hijack computers and steal sensitive data such as credit card numbers or other personal information. Malware code is not easily detected and may infect customers’ computers when they visit a Web site.

 

How do I know if a Web site is free of malware?

Malicious code is hidden in the source code of a Web site and can be difficult to detect without line-by-line analysis. Some malware is activated by the display of a page and may not be detected without behavioral analysis of your code using a browser simulator. When a Web site has a VeriSign® SSL Certificate, it includes a daily malware scanning service for public Web pages. If malware is detected, we will be directed to a list of infected pages and notified of the code causing the problem. Once we have deleted all instances of the code, we can request that your site be rescanned within 24 hours.

 

How does Hot's customer know the Web site is free of malware?

The VeriSign Trust Seal only displays after a successful malware scan. If our site fails a malware scan, the seal switches to the VeriSign Secured® Seal which indicates that encryption is available and authenticates our business entity. When customers see the VeriSign Trust Seal, they know hot.com.au is committed to keeping them safe and they can click the trust mark to see the status of our malware scan. Now hot.com.au customers have assurance through the VeriSign Trust Seal.

Secure Shopping with Extended SSL

SecureSite-greenbar http://www.GeoTrust.com

hot.com.au takes online security seriously. All shopping transactions occur over industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) connection technology with up to 256-bit encryption. You should notice a padlock symbol within your browser and our address should start with https://www.hot.com.au/ when you are on a secure page – like our checkout page.

GeoTrust Extended Validation SSL (As used by hot.com.au)

We use company validation and secure encryption services of GeoTrust – one of the world's largest web site security providers. Rest assured that communications between your browser and our web servers are private and secure. In many modern browsers, hot.com.au's secure pages are displayed with a green address bar - offering an easy and reliable way to verify our web site identity and security.

Please click the GeoTrust image to verify the validity our GeoTrust SSL certificate. 

  • Learn more about data security via Extended SSL

Encryption Protects Data During Transmission

Web servers and Web browsers rely on the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to create a uniquely encrypted channel for private communications over the public Internet. Each SSL Certificate consists of a public key and a private key. The public key is used to encrypt information and the private key is used to decipher it. When a Web browser points to a secured domain, a level of encryption is established based on the type of SSL Certificate as well as the client Web browser, operating system and host server capabilities. That is why SSL Certificates feature a range of encryption levels such as "up to 256-bit".

Strong encryption, from 128 up to 256 bits, can calculate at least 288 times as many combinations as 40-bit encryption. That’s over a trillion times stronger. At current computing speeds, a hacker with the time, tools and motivation to attack using brute force would require a trillion years to break into a session protected by an SGC-enabled certificate. To enable strong encryption for most site visitors, choose an SSL Certificate that enables at least 128-bit encryption for 99.9% of Web site visitors.

True 128-256 bit SSL Certificates*

Credentials for establishing identity are common: a driving licence, a passport, a company badge. SSL Certificates are credentials for the online world, uniquely issued to a specific domain and Web server and authenticated by the SSL Certificate provider. When a browser connects to a server, the server sends the identification information to the browser. *Depends on browser, 128 is minimum. To view Web site credentials:

  • Click the closed padlock in a browser window
  • Click the trust mark (such as the GeoTrust Seal)
  • Look in the green address bar*

*Only SSL Certificates with EV trigger high-security Web browsers to display the organisation name in a green address bar. In this case the Parent company of hot.com.au.

Authentication Generates Trust in Credentials

Trust of a credential depends on confidence in the credential issuer, because the issuer vouches for the credential's authenticity. Certificate Authorities use a variety of authentication methods to verify information provided by organisations. GeoTrust is well known and trusted by browser vendors because of their rigorous authentication methods and highly reliable infrastructure. Browsers extend that trust to SSL Certificates issued by GeoTrust.

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