Security in eCommerce


OCT | 2014

Security in eCommerce

Nowadays most of the shops are also having an online division to sell their particulars through E-commerce. Shortly E-commerce is having a fast growth. More than hundreds of customers in every country start to use E-commerce every day. As the number of users increase the chances for threats also increases. Every Ecommerce website will be having certain checkout pages were they have to enter their complete details including Bank credentials. This is the most fragile area of eCommerce Website Development .

Most of the sensitive part is dealt by the payment gateway providers because the user is directed to the service provider’s page to make the payment. On regard to such a fast growth to the industry, there are lots of Payment gateway providers too. Both Users and developers should be aware of certain facts while making a payment.

  • Be aware of phishing pages. Phishing is the most common attack to grab the entry fields. Make sure of the domain name and other details when you are entering anything very important.

  • Normally user can see http before every domain name. But it will be more secure when seen https. This is Secured socket layer (SSL). All the payment Gateway pages should be https. It will be very good if all the pages in the E-commerce website is also secured

  • The user can see a picture of lock in the URL bar which determines that the site is secured. And also some part of the URL bar will be seen in green color.

  • E-commerce developers should be knowledgeable to keep the SSL certifications.

  • In an Ecommerce website you need not store the sensitive data such as credit card numbers, CVV(Card verification number) .These are against the PCI standards.

  • Ecommerce developers should perform regular PCI scans.

  • Updating of the CMS platforms like Magento and Wordpress should be done in regular basis.

All these are not the only means to make your Ecommerce platform secure. Both users and Website builders should be aware of all the security issues regarding the website.