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The PayPal Official Insider Guide to Internet Security: Spot scams and protect your online business by Michelle Savage

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1. Why Security Is Every Web Merchant’s Concern

Just a few years ago, online security was focused on technical threats, such as malware being installed on computers or viruses plaguing the Internet. Today, these threats are more sophisticated and creative, and they’ve expanded to include mobile and social threats, such as phishing scams, identity theft, and spyware.

This chapter introduces some of the basics about online security: what to do, where to begin, how to answer key questions, what types of fraud to monitor, what cybercriminals are looking for, and how to guard against cybercrime.

When you’re selling goods or services online, it’s impossible to ignore the slew of online threats that gets bigger by the second. Every day, we hear more ...

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