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Old 29-08-2012
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What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

This is not really highlighted much, but I had seen a news recently which showed that due to a bug in shopping cart there were millions of fake transaction had cause heavy losses. This is one of the most negative impact on eCommerce site. I am looking for those common vulnerability and way to stop it.
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Re: What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

Go and search on web. You will find tons of examples. Shopping carts are easily exploited by many causing severe losses. Credit card is the most easiest way to make transactions online.

You must take good advice from some security expert on that.
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Old 30-08-2012
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Re: What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

It is recommended that when you are buying online do not buy from small sites. Go only for reputed and secure shopping site. This site keeps a eye and carry on preventive measure on site security. While small sites do not really worry about the security. There are chances when people go affected to cheap practices loosing their money. Online transaction can be affected and create a huge amount of losses. When you are making a eCommerce website you must tie up with some security firms also. Those firms seal your gateway for only authenticated users. There are ample of tools and tips that can help you. A shopping site works in collaboration with payment gateway. You must not rely on easy practices or free services.

There are ample of payment gateway that you can use to keep transaction secure. Secure transaction generates trust among buyers. If your site found to be vulnerable they will not at all attempt to order stuff. The shopping cart function plays a vital role in transaction. If you are not a technical person you must take good advice or hire a developer to keep a eye on the process. When a user clicks on a product he add the the same to shopping cart and at the time of payment he is redirected. At that point attackers can exploit the process causing the money to land in some others account. That is the reason ample of payment gateway prefer to use ssl. SSL creates a secure tunnel which is not open to any.
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Re: What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

You can go online and search for number of services that offer you maximum security for your eCommerce website. Just follow their instructions. If you are making your website from scratch do not forget to check each and every thing on security point of view.
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Re: What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

I am sure that is not a layman's job. Online stores are always target of attackers as that is the only place that deals with monetary transactions. Banks are quiet complicated today. Due to previous attacks, banks had become more secure and they are using the best security. Shopping cart works in some web codes. It is not possible for everyone to create a special and powerful website. That would increase the cost to higher rates. But you can simply carry out practices like SSL locks on the payment system and keeping a close watch on other incoming and outgoings. Ample of time the users personal information is compromised that make the site more vulnerable and people looses confidence in that instantly.

To secure your website the first thing you need to do is get space from reputed hosting provider. Do not go for cheap plans. Get the best one which gives you maximum security. Configure SSL and use reputed payment service. Services like PayPal or Google provides you powerful and secure solutions online. Another thing you must teach your buyers how to make payment. You must keep a interactive Do's and Don'ts list on site so that they do not fall into a trap. Also keep a response button ready or live chat support which will make them doubt free.
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Re: What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

My client own a website which works in different way. There are large number of trusted buyers here. They prefer to keep number of payment options like COD, Swipe Machines on Delivery, Online secure payment gateway, etc. This is good for mid and large business to ensure that the payment reaches the right place.
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Old 31-08-2012
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Re: What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

A vulnerability can rise anytime anywhere for number of reasons. Somehow I had seen a number of eCommerce had divided their shopping process in two forms. First secure buying and second secure payment. Number of people tries to make their shopping system simple by adding the most simple codes and payment process. But they are simply doing that in wrong way. Web applications must not be used or if used must be checked thoroughly before applying. They must be program in secure way by removing each vulnerability from it.

I had seen ample of shopping cart are designed on the basis of performance. Faster buying, faster transaction, etc adds up more profit. But this things creates a hole on their hand and that can be manipulated. Users must only be patience while paying. They must not hurry for adding up their card information. The more secure it will be the more time it might take. It is necessary to have a complex online payment system so that no one can modify the code or use different type of attacks to steal money.
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Re: What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

If we think business point of view then many sellers tries to make a simple site that can act quickly. But they forget that there are tons of methods a attacker can use to redirect the users payment in other accounts.
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Re: What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

It is correct. But I think we are much more secure today. Due to awareness and involvement of financial institution in security it has being possible to create a powerful payment process. But still it depends on a users end how he uses it. Do not wait for simple process. Trust the site which is secure. No one love to loose his money.

I had seen shopping sites tied up with banks to make payments. So the vulnerabilities are almost removed. You are directly paying through your bank gateway which quiet more secure.
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Old 31-08-2012
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Re: What are the different vulnerabilities affects Shopping Cart of a E-commerce site

Symantec has a very nice article based on shopping security. I am sure that will give you detailed highlight on what things can be happened if you deal with simple choices. Look for Common Security Vulnerabilities in e-commerce Systems on web you will find the article.
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