Security Threats to Ecommerce

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Most businesses that have made the move towards an online presence have experienced some kind of security threat to their business. Since the Internet is a public system in which every transaction can be tracked, logged, monitored and stored in many locations, it is important for businesses to understand possible security threats to their business.

There are many threats to e-commerce that may come from sources within an organization or through some external channel. The following are the top corporate security threats categorized by internal and external threats.

o Unauthorized internal users who accesses confidential information by using a stolen passwords for the purpose of committing fraud or theft.

o Former employees of an organization that maintain access to information resources directly by creating alternative passwords, "back doors  into the computer system, or indirectly through former co-workers.

o Weak access points in information infrastructure and security that can expose company information and trade secrets.

o Management that undermines security is maybe the greatest risk to e-commerce a

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