Three Simple Steps to Security on Your Business Websites

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Sometimes it seems like nothing is safe anymore. Whether it's the airport or the local shopping mall, everywhere you look there is risk upon risk. But when it comes to your online business website, this surely isn't the case, is it? The truth is that more theft than ever is taking place on the internet in the form of data stealing. Credit card numbers and identities are being stolen from Business websites that don't know how to secure their financial transactions or that don't know how to verify information in the first place. Here are three simple steps to help secure your business website:

Get the Latest Security Software: In order to secure your website, you need at least SSL encryption software on your site. This can be managed by an outside security company (like VeriSign) or you can work with a website designer to create your own configuration. What this software does is encrypt the information that is being sent from one place to another so that hackers can't find out what the financial information is. When information is put into your website, it is encrypted, transmitted in that encrypted mode and then decrypted for you or for your merchant account manager. This helps to keep everyone's credit cards secure and your financial transactions. By placing a small indicator of the SSL encryption, you will also be able to calm nervous customers and help encourage them to shop on your site.
Check the Identity of your Buyers: While you don't want to seem as though you're suspicious of everyone, the truth is that credit card transactions can make it easy for someone to use another's financial information without their permission. To help prevent this, you need to check and double check the identity of your buyers. You can do this by not only asking for their credit card information and name, but also their address, their phone number, and the security code on the back of the credit card itself (on the front for some credit cards). This will help to improve the odds of getting financial information that is actually in the hand of the person who is making the purchase. And if the card comes back as stolen, you might have enough information to help track down this criminal. If the customer neither can nor provide the correct information, you can stall their purchase and call them to see if they simply mistyped something.
Make Your Buying Process Secure: To be sure that the financial information isn't going to be stolen, you need to check and double check the merchant account that is handling your credit card transactions. Check their reviews to see if there were any other problems with security. Talk to them about what safety measures they have in place and be sure that you are completely confident in their services. These companies should also be checking the credit card transaction to be sure that the card wasn't reported as stolen or missing and then sending that information back to you in a timely manner, if so. This will help you reduce the shipment of items to sellers that are using a card in a criminal manner.

Last edited by shabbir; 15Jul2008 at 09:17.. Reason: Confine links to signatures.
leConsuming's Avatar
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Originally Posted by AlanPaul22
The truth is that more theft than ever is taking place on the internet in the form of data stealing..
Where did you get this statistic? I don't believe you.
XXxxImmortalxxXX's Avatar
Invasive contributor
well i mean think about it theft on the internet is coming to a commonly known thing i know 7 of my friends that has had there credit card info hacked,

website listing credit card information

websites listing security vunerabilites within home based computer

its what ever your oppion takes you basically

and as for the " I dont believe you" part was not something to say

you ask a question putting in the last 2 cents its pointless.

as for everyone else thats on this forum you as a whole should only ask questions or give information to the public
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Probably a spammer who dropped a link to his site. Thread closed and link dropped.