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PHP and MySQL® Web Development, Fourth Edition by Laura Thomson, Luke Welling

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15 E-commerce Security Issues

THIS CHAPTER DISCUSSES THE ROLE OF SECURITY in e-commerce. We discuss who might be interested in your information and how they might try to obtain it, the principles involved in creating a policy to avoid these kinds of problems, and some of the technologies available for safeguarding the security of a website including encryption, authentication, and tracking.

Key topics covered in this chapter include

Image  The importance of your information

Image  Security threats

  Creating a security policy

  Usability, performance, cost, ...

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