7 Main Security Threats To E-Commerce Website
In my previous article, I have looked at some of the factors that you need to consider when it comes to the development of an e-commerce website. In this article, I want to look at some of the factors that you need to consider when it comes to security threats on e-commerce websites. Follow me as we are going to look at this in this article.
#1 Illegal disclosure
One of the major threats to e-commerce websites has to do with the illegal disclosure of user information to hackers. Many e-commerce websites that are not investing enough in users’ security, may find themselves in a situation where users’ information fall into wrong hands. This can expose users to financial loss. It can also lead to a loss of integrity for the users.
#2 Denial of service
Another major security threat that can happen is that an attack on the e-commerce website can also lead to a denial of service attack for the users. The supposed hacker might be able to deny legitimate users access to network resources. This can also allow them to have access to resources that they are not supposed to access on the website.
#3 Eavesdropping attack
Another form of attack that can happen to e-commerce website users is an eavesdropping attack. This happens when hackers are able to use packet sniffers to listen to conversations that are going on between the customers and the server. This might lead to illegal disclosure of information. It might also lead to a situation where customers’ passwords and other details fall into wrong hands.
#4 Alternation of users’ data
Also, security attacks on servers can also lead to alternation of users’ data and product data. It will lead to a situation where hackers have access to customers’ data and they are able to compromise that data to the customers’ disadvantage.
Another major security threat to e-commerce websites has to do with spoofing attacks. At times, it is possible for a hacker to pose as a legitimate user and place an order in order to compromise the security of devices. Spoofing emails are emails that look real but they happen to be from fake users.
#6 Root access
At times, when the security of an e-commerce website is compromised, it will be pretty easy for users to have root access to your service. This is more like the user having admin access to your website. This will definitely compromise the integrity of users’ data on your website.
I know you might agree with some of the points that I have raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We will appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.
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