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Security Commerce and the Internet As the internetworld wide web www gradually became more available to ordinary computer users it was obvious that it would become a target market for commercial retailers financial services etc The benefits to seller and buyer are readily apparent shopping and banking from home travel arrangements ticket reservations and holidays can all be purchased quickly and accurately Access to a modem and a credit card will secure a wide range of goods and services This all seems a perfect system immediacy accuracy convenience the commercial transaction between seller and buyer simplified and streamlined However how can the security of the customer be protected How can an internet user be sure that their details personal information address credit card nos etc will not be snatched by persons unknown How can the person be sure that their absence from home is not being inadvertently advertised on the net How can the home banker be sure that their financial status remains confidential In this essay I will be examining some of the above issues and attempting to show that security weaknesses do represent a barrier to commerce on the net but I will also evaluate some of the measures currently available to strengthen security In general terms as soon as you install an internet package on your PC at home and connect your modem you have opened a window into your computer through which anyone should they have the skill can look This may not present a major threat to the average user as far as confidentiality goes how many readers have truly truly national security threatening private documents that cannot be disclosed however embarrassing private information could be made public Also possible is the ability to trace which sites have been visited by you and how frequently thus enabling a competent user to build a quite accurate profile of you Apart from access to private
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