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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

E-commerce security issues

E-commerce systems are based upon Internet use, which provides open and easy communications on a global basis. However, because the Internet is unregulated, unmanaged and uncontrolled, it poses a wide range of risks and threats to the systems operating on it. The use of the Internet means that your internal IT and e-commerce systems are potentially accessible by anyone, irrespective of their location.Some of the more common threats that hackers pose to e-commerce systems include carrying out denial-of-service (DoS) attacks that stop access to authorised users of a website, so that the site is forced to offer a reduced level of service or, in some cases, ceases operation completely. They are also gaining access to sensitive data such as price lists, catalogues and valuable intellectual property, and altering, destroying or copying it.

For me, i think we should try to regulate our enthusiasm on the power of the internet to globally help the success of our business and affiliations because i believe that the internet is still under development and still needs to enhance the security for its users. Lets just not rely on the internet too much and lets avoid giving important information about our personal lives.

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