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paying with credit card
« on: May 03, 2006, 08:14:20 PM »
Hi,don't know if the subject had been called to mind or not-
So my quest: which sort of security do we have when we're paying something via internet with a credit card (by ex:tickets air planes or concerts)
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Re: paying with credit card
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 08:41:49 PM »
Hi,don't know if the subject had been called to mind or not-
So my quest: which sort of security do we have when we're paying something via internet with a credit card (by ex:tickets air planes or concerts)
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Hi topaze,
Make sure you're using a secure website. (https) And one that's using at least 128 bit encryption.
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Re: paying with credit card
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 10:05:33 PM »
Click on the little padlock in IE to be sure that you are doing what Bob said.

Do not click on links in emails to go to shopping sites- enter the web address directly.

Make sure your browser is up to date- older versions may have security vulnerabilities.

Also make sure you have no spyware that could steal your credit card details and send them to some crooks somewhere- run Ad-Aware,  Spybot Search & Destroy and Ewido at least.

Make sure you have a firewall which allows you to control outbound traffic, and do not let unknown processes connect out to the internet- it may be a Trojan sending out your credit card details.

As 80% of computers are reported to contain spyware, buying online is a big risk if you don't secure your computer first!
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