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E-commerce flaws leave data on view

Those who mistrust online shopping have a point, claim web security experts. Basic flaws in e-commerce systems are putting customer details and sensitive company information at risk, according to new research. Web server flaws, poor authentication mechanisms and faulty log-out facilities are the most widespread problems. Roy Hills, technical director at NTA Monitor, which conducted the research, said: “Simple faults are worryingly common and on a level that can be exploited even by the most unsophisticated hackers. “Given that security issues are the biggest inhibitor for online buyers, we were surprised to find that companies are not sealing their defences more thoroughly.” Full Story

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