Boost Online Security for Your Online Store
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How can you boost online security for your online store?
Strong online security measures are important. Protect yourself, your online store, and your computer with antispyware, antivirus, and firewall software and keep it updated. The antivirus software will warn you if a suspected worm or virus is contained in an email. The antispyware hides your tracks on the Internet. Some identity thieves rely on being able to track your actions when you access your bank account or credit card accounts online. They can obtain your account numbers, usernames, and passwords.
- If your online store's customer information is kept on your computer, this information can be obtained as well. The firewall helps prevent unwanted access to your computer. You're virtually invisible to the Internet.
- It sounds basic but don't request your customers to email you personal or financial information. Email can be intercepted.
- Don't open attachments unless you're expecting them, even if the sender is a customer or someone you know.
- Don't ask your customers for more information than you really need to process their orders. Any database information you keep is subject to hackers.
Keep your online shopping cart security measures updated as well as any changes or updates to your payment gateway. Make sure your computer hardware and all your computer software is updated for the latest online security measures especially if you use the same computer for both personal use and business.