Why Securing Your E-Commerce Site is Important

With the arrival of the “ber” month, excited shoppers are now starting to scour the web to score good online deals before the holidays begin. In the Philippines, as early as September, brick and mortar stores begin to display Christmas goodies for early shoppers. Likewise, popular online retail shops and e-commerce sites such as Lazada and Zalora are already offering huge discounts to kick off the shopping season. While sales will always be top priority, a website’s security is also an important part of preparing for the holiday rush especially when it comes to payment processes.

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With the arrival of the “ber” month, excited shoppers are now starting to scour the web to score good online deals before the holidays begin. In the Philippines, as early as September, brick and mortar stores begin to display Christmas goodies for early shoppers. Likewise, popular online retail shops and e-commerce sites such as Lazada and Zalora are already offering huge discounts to kick off the shopping season. While sales will always be top priority, a website’s security is also an important part of preparing for the holiday rush especially when it comes to payment processes.

Shopping online has its perks. You don’t have to step out of the house, you can practically shop in your own living space, and you can have your purchases delivered at your doorstep in no time. While many people still enjoy going to the mall for their shopping needs, nothing quite beats being able to check out a number of different items with just a few clicks. However, most users fail to realize that online shopping does have its pitfalls. Even if for most people, the benefits of shopping online largely outweigh physically going to stores, people should know and understand the online threats that could impact them one way or another. Business owners should also know how they can enhance the security of their website. But what types of online threats should webpreneurs be aware of? Here is a list of some potentially harmful risks that could compromise your customer’s data.

Spam/Junk Mail — most people are aware of what spam is; these are simply annoying emails that get flagged as junk mail. These emails are not immediately risky but some of them do come with malware as well. Clicking on malicious links can lead to phishing sites that ultimately downloads malware. Read more.