Security and Private Issues in Ecommerce

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SECURITY AND PRIVATE ISSUES IN ECOMMERCE INTRODUCTION: Privacy means that the control over data and security of one is the attempt to access the data by other unauthorized . These are two critical issues facing by both consumers and e-commerce sites alike. Since the invention of the World Wide Web , electronic commerce based on the Internet has grown from a simple idea into reality. Consumers browse through catalogs , finding the best deals, order goods and pay electronically . Information services can be subscribed online, and many newspapers and journals are still legible on the Internet . Most financial institutions have some sort of online presence, allowing customers to access and manage their accounts , financial transactions , commercial activities , etc. . E-mails exchanged within and between enterprises, and often replace copies and fax . He soon left may not discard any company that has an Internet presence, if only for reasons of publicity. In early 1998 more than 2 million Web servers were connected to the Internet, and more than 300 million host computers. And even if the actual internet business remains marginal: expectations are high Privacy is a serious problem in e-commerce, several reasons that contribute to this uncertainty The Internet does not offer much security per se. Identity and Data theft is undetectable in most cases. The popular PC operating systems offer little or no security against viruses or other malicious software, which means that users can not even trust the information in their own screens. At the same time, user awareness of security risks is dangerously low A report from Goldman Sachs and Conotes that while commercial properties like Yahoo and eBay receive much... ... middle of paper ... ...Lorrie Cranor. 1999. Privacy Critics: UI Components to Safeguard Users' Privacy. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'99) : 258-259. 8. "Online highs are old as the net: the first e-commerce was a drugs deal". The Guardian (London). 19 April 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 9. Tkacz, Ewaryst; Kapczynski, Adrian (2009). Internet — Technical Development and Applications. Springer. p. 255. ISBN 978-3-642-05018-3. Retrieved 28 March 2011. "The first pilot system was installing in Tesco in the UK (first demonstrated in 1979 by Michael Aldrich)." 10. 1988 Palmer.C Using IT for competitive advantage at Thomson Holidays, Long range Planning Vol 21 No.6 p26-29, Institute of Strategic Studies Journal, London- Pergamon Press [now Elsevier.B.V.] December 1988. 11. "E Commerce – Essays – Hpandurang92". Study mode. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
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