7 'Deadly Sins' of Online Fraud

By: Absolute Team | 1/27/2010

I have to admit, I'm a sucker for a good title. This post on Help Net Security - "Online Fraud: Avoiding the Seven Deadly Sins" - caught my eye for obvious reasons. It's a basic 7-step program to reduce the treat of online transactions from the corporate perspective - not the consumer perspective, as is so often the case. These tips can help reduce the risk for customers doing business with you online - a good thing!

  1. Log transactions
  2. Pay attention to browser and http header information
  3. Don't transact with automated scripts (BOTS)
  4. Keep your fraud tactics covert
  5. Pay attention to mobile commerce
  6. Mask sensitive data
  7. Don't allow non-words in data fields

Read more about these 'sins' here. And for further reading, check out this great article: Secure Online Transactions

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