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Common Sense (Not) Applied to E-Commerce

RunnerGood security has a lot to do with training users to act prudently when it comes to their passwords and private data. After all, social engineering can break even the most secure system. Every serious e-commerce site makes some attempt to tell their users that they will never ask for their credit card or bank information in an e-mail. The idea is to train people not to simply give up their data to a fake website. So what is about the worst thing you could do to reinforce that bad behavior? Probably, that would be to allow people to actually purchase things from a banner advertisement. As it happens, a company called Tailgate Transactional Banners is trying to do just that.

This is one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard. It would be irresponsible for any advertiser to actually use this flagyl price. Imagine you’re browsing the web and run into an advertisement on a random website from a service that you trust. “Sure, I’ve been wanting to see The Kite Runner” you think. “I can even buy the tickets right here in the banner!” Maybe you’ve done this before on a moreCredit Card reputable website so you’re familiar with the way it works. You don’t have to be convinced that the website you’re on is secure, because you are simply transacting with the trusted entity, you think. It doesn’t take too many firing neurons to realize where this is going. Maybe you even get a fake e-mail with your movie tickets (insult to injury). The point is that anyone who uses this once legitimately will then be likely to find plausible legitimacy in a banner ad asking for their credit card info in the future. What’s next, pay your taxes from a banner?