Information Assurance and Secure Online Payments.

I will pay for the following article Information Assurance and Secure Online Payments. The work is to be 5 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. There are diverse security features and functions that need to be implemented by the website’s owner to ensure safe financial transactions keeping in view the e-payment method adopted by the website owner. The customer would not hesitate to provide/enter personal as well as financial (Credit Card, PayPal, etc.) information on any website which has a strict privacy policy and which implements Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), verified by Visa, MasterCard SecureCode, CPI Security Auditor, and Trustwave trusted commerce services with respect to the payment methods the website offers. The privacy policy of the website should ensure data confidentiality by stating that the customer’s information will never be disclosed intentionally to un-trusted third parties. However, if the website/company requires using the personal information (name, address, country, email) of the customers to improve the services, market research, and statistical purposes, the company should specify explicitly in the privacy policy.

It is pertinent to mention here that irrespective of which method/form of payment is being used by the customer, the e-commerce enabled website has to follow the steps given below to complete the financial transaction. Moreover, the following points also provide guidelines for the company to implement the security features so that the customers make the financial transactions safely and securely.

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i. A customer places an order on the e-commerce enabled website by providing the credit card or financial information. The hackers usually use Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) which is a common hack for web applications, particularly found in web browsers to hack sensitive or financial information. By utilizing the XSS, a hacker sends a malicious code (JavaScript) through the browser or web application in the form of a browser side script to the other end-user. The code enables the hacker to access the sensitive information contained in the web browser on the particular website. moreover, the malicious code accesses the cookies and session token.&nbsp.&nbsp.

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