What are the risks of e-commerce?|
An important part of any e-commerce project is to ensure that your customers details can be collected in a secure and confidential manner. How many levels of security you build in depends on what you perceive the risks to be. To put things in proportion, there is far more chance that someone will suffer credit card fraud in a high street shop or by buying through conventional mail order than by using the internet
What is the minimun security I need?
How can I tell if a page is secure?
What is encryption?
On the Internet, there are two main uses for encryption. One occurs when you visit a "secure" Web site, such as an online store or shopping mall. This is called server-side encryption because it uses the Digital ID given to the server (computer) that runs the Web site. The other use occurs when you send or receive encrypted e-mail. In both cases, the encryption process involves exchanging public keys.
When encrypting information, the encryption process is done with either a public or a private key and then decrypted with the matching public or private key. Think of it as a lock that requires one key to close the lock and another key to open the lock. For example, when you visit a secure Web site, your computers receives the Web site's public key. When your computer sends information to the Web site, your computer encrypts it using the Web site's public key. The only way to decrypt the information you are sending is with the Web site's private key.
What is Thawte Certification?
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