FAQ Page For Secure Internet Transactions


 

  1. How can I tell if a transaction is secure?
    The transaction MUST occur on a secure site and the billing company and merchant must be trustwothy.


  2. How can I tell if I'm on a secure site?
    There are several ways to check:
  3. The "https" in the location box of your browser (where the web address is) is one indication that you are on a secure page.
  4. On Netscape and Internet Explorer, there are closed padlock icons that appear in the bottom of the browser window that also indicate that you are on a secure site.
  5. On Netscape 6, you can click on "View" and then "Page Info" and click on the security tab to get information about the security certificate.
  6. On Internet Explorer 6, you can click on "File" and then "Properties" to get information about the security certificate.

  7. How can I tell if a billing company is trustworthy?
    There are many trustworthy billing companies. Probably the best way to determine if a billing company is trustwothy is to go to their secure page and view their secure certificate the way that is explained in 2 above. Look for names like Comodo, Thawte, VeriSign, and GeoTrust on the certificate. These are the most trusted security certificate issuers.


  8. How can I tell if a merchant is trustworthy?
    Again, probably the best way to determine if a merchant is trustwothy is to go to their secure page and view their secure certificate the way that is explained in 2 above. Look for names like Comodo, Thawte, VeriSign, and GeoTrust on the certificate. These are the most trusted security certificate issuers.


  9. What is meant by 128 bit encryption?
    By encryption we mean data sent over a secure connection is encoded in a way that only the two computers "talking" to each other can understand. The 128 bit refers to the length of the "session key" generated by an encrypted transaction. The longer the session key, the better the security. In this case 128 bits is equal to 2 to the 128th power or about 340,280,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 characters long! It would take the most powerful computers trillions upon trillions of years to decipher the code! To sum it up in less technical terms, your transaction will be extremely safe with 128 bit encryption.


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