Security risks for E-commerce

According to a recent report published by the eCommerce B2c School of management of the Politecnico of Milano, the E-commerce Italian sector, despite an increase in turnover, has not yet reached its full potential.

One of the factors that contribute to the stopping of the expansion is the distrust of the clients in regards to the security of transactions. Concerns in part based- since the sites of E-commerce, if not protected are vulnerable to risks that are very concrete.

E-Commerce compromise = Users leaving, lost investments and unforeseen expenses.

What happens if your site is a victim of a computer attack? The producers of browsers and the search engines have created certain alliances for identifying infected sites and protect the users:

The search engines, like Google, can remove the infected sites – actual or suspected – from results from searching or downgrade it temporary.

The site under attack can be blocked by the browser like Firefox or Chrome (The typical red boxes with the message under that something is not right)

When you attempt to visualize a page that is infected the virus can bring up warning messages, with obvious consequences: Who buy on a site that triggers the antivirus?

Another possibility is that phishing sites are created (Copies famous sites that are false), who try to steal personal and sensitive data.

In the case of a computer attack, the damage can be enormous not only in terms of credibility and trust with customers: the practical consequences ranging from theft of data and e-mail addresses appropriation of credit card numbers (which is why it is always best not to store).

And you, how prepared and what technologies do you use to protect your business from these risks?

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