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Chapter 8. Ensuring Privacy and Security > Secure Surfing and Shopping

Secure Surfing and Shopping

One of the biggest questions about online shopping is whether your transaction is secure. The fear is that once your credit card numbers are in cyberspace, anyone can grab them. Some users fear that information will be hijacked between you and the retailer’s Web site; other users fear that the Web site itself can be hacked and the numbers stolen.

The reality is that both these fears are real, but overblown.


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