Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Ultimate Shopping Experience

Here at Fashiontary, we love shopping and we love surfing the internet. Consequently, we often shop for our favorite things online – sometimes while writing blog posts. Often, we recommend these online stores to you as well. Here’s something to think about next time you’re about to head to the virtual check-out lane.
Every online store has to find a balance between ease of use and security. If they make you jump through too many hoops, you’ll find another website to buy that perfect Diane Von Furstenberg dress you’ve had your eye on. If they don’t make you jump through enough, they leave themselves and you open to fraud, interception, and hacking. And that could be a real disaster – no dress is worth losing your identity over!
Here’s a tip: when you go to the secure check-out area, make sure the url at the top of the browser window starts with “https://”. The “s” is for security, which is exactly what you want when you start typing in credit card numbers and any other personal information.