Monday, 22 July 2013

E-Commerce Security Tips


With every innovation of e-commerce, consumers are exposed to new security risks. Talking about U.S. e-commerce sales, it is expected to grow about 12 percent in 2013. Thus, making transactions safe online is a quite difficult job now. In this tutorial, we are introducing five fundamental security tips which you should keep in mind for embracing this dynamic industry.



1. Share with caution

· Never share extra information online. Sellers generally create online checkout forms to gather customer’s data which is not required.

· Your device which you use to make purchases is as important as your wallet. Therefore, don’t share it with strangers. Jailbroken phones are not suitable for commerce uses as they lack many security features. Moreover, you should keep password manager or other advanced security tools to stay safe online.

· Always remember that shared Wi-Fi is unsafe for your sensitive data. Disable Wi-Fi on your phone before making any mobile transaction.

2. Confirm all URLs

· If you are a regular online shopper then check the URLs for “https” security. Every URL should be encrypted with “https” rather than “http.”

· Beware of deceitful sites and examine the URL that its root domain name should match with the site content.

3. Ask questions

· Along with checking the URL, check the “About us” or “Contact us” page with contact details listed. Trusted companies have active social accounts.

· Always record the proof of the transaction like confirmation number or emailed receipt. Also, you can take a screenshot of your confirmation page.

4. Keep Payment Methods Separate from Bank Accounts

· Credit cards are better and safe option as compare to debit cards to make online payment. Debit card payment deducts money directly from your bank account which is very risky. And, through credit cards you can easily caught processing errors or excess charges on your credit card statement.

· There is also a facility of using Virtual credit cards for certain online purchases. Virtual credit cards charged to your credit or debit card and thus offers additional layer of protection.

5. Protect your online identity

· With one email or Facebook account, you can monitor your online identity actively.

· If you are connecting through your social media account then be attentive before posting anything. Also, smartly choose your passwords, passphrases and answers to security questions. Thus, if your online activity is interconnected then defend yourself from taking thoughtless decisions.

Try to follow the above tips and stay protected online. For more from the XpertCrewTM team, please follow us on Twitter @Techvedic or contact Techvedic’s computer support helpdesk, as per below contact-details:

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