Through the years, the Internet has evolved immensely. In the 90’s, the Internet was mainly utilized for e-mailing, chatting and getting information through browsing. At present, it has also opened a lot of doors of opportunities for everyone all over the world.
The Internet opened another dimension to human existence. This is the cyber world which is already so much like the real one. Today, many things in the real world have web-based counterparts. The existence of social media sites enables people to gain online friends. Today, it’s even possible for people to get degrees from reputable universities without physically going to the school. Lectures are held online or, as some may call it, in cyber classrooms.
Activities like banking and shopping can also be done online. Monitoring bank accounts and paying bills using the Internet are possible. Meanwhile, with online shops, people now convenient shop from home using credit cards, debit cards and other online payment options.
Truly, this is an era where almost everything a person needs is just a single mouse click away. Seemingly, with the Internet, everything’s quicker and more convenient. While the aforementioned declaration is true, the Internet world is not only about good things. As online companies grow in number, so do online thieves or scammers. Usually, what these unscrupulous individuals do is steal confidential credit or debit card information. Having these information enables them to make use of the card and buy things they want.
The good news is that, if in the real world, banks and stores employ security measures to protect their establishments and clients, responsible business owners do the same for their sites and online customers. They safeguard their clients’ confidential card information from online thieves with the help of digital security certificates.
Truly, even in the Internet world, vigilance is needed for safety purposes. Checking the website’s credibility before engaging in online transactions is extremely recommended. Credible websites have secure site badges posted on their page. Moreover, they use “https” instead of “http” on website pages where sensitive information are encoded.
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