The Threats and Solutions to Ecommerce

By: Anne Catherine

To every question there exists a solution. The perplexing problem of carrying out a business successfully with minimum investment is the question, to which there exists the wonderful solution of Ecommerce. The Ecommerce carried out on the Internet involving money transfer, selling/purchase of goods/services, e-banking, in short, all monetary transactions done over the Internet form an exclusive part of Ecommerce. The Internet is a wonderful place where you encounter people of all races, genders and social status just on your computer screen right at your desktop. This is the biggest market that one can target. However the bigger the market the more is the responsibility.

The lately owes to the emergence of geniuses in the programming field, which work day and night to ensure the safety of our funds on the net. However, where there is good there always is evil. When you have constructive geniuses working day and night to ensure the smooth working there always will be there counter parts working day and night just to destroy the smooth functioning and the entire system.

The question arises - 'Why?' 'What forces them to destroy things? , The answers are many. We shall look into some of them in this article. The first aspect that we consider here is the psychological aspect. The destructive geniuses out there do not know where to channel all that effort and brain. They do not realize what they are looking for and how it can be used in the right way. So fall in the wrong company, begin to think its cool and when they realize its something wrong it is too late because they start enjoying the company of Hackers and Crackers and even get a notorious reputation for being one of them. It's a way of bullying people in the Cyber world when you are too geeky to Bully people in the Physical world. Some people see it as a way of getting back at this world.

Now comes the financial aspect. Human beings are very greedy and in order to satisfy their greed they can go to any extent. For instance, if there is Web-site operating on the Net which is way too popular and offering some tough competition to its rivals; all one of the rivals has to do is hire a really good hacker. The Hacker hacks the website, finds loopholes in the structure of the Web design, the very popular method prevalent nowadays is sending an army of bots that corrupt the server you are on. It depends on the skill of the Hacker how strong a threat; he can pose to your web. On the other hand, the fact that you have a very good and secure and server is at your advantage. The people who made your website usually ensure most . The security is usually good however the threats are way more dangerous.

You can make sure that your database is designed keeping the latest technology in mind and the server you use (presently Apache seems to be hot favorite) should be on a secure network. Lastly, get yourself updated about the latest patches made for your site and server to cover up the vulnerabilities in the frame of your database construction.

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