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

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Chapter 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

  • The importance of your information

  • Security threats

  • Security policy creation

  • Usability, performance, cost, and security

  • Authentication principles

  • Authentication on your site

  • Encryption basics

  • Private key encryption

  • Public key encryption

  • Digital signatures

  • Digital certificates

  • Secure web servers

  • Auditing and logging

  • Firewalls ...

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