Update Databases from Webserver
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Tue Sep 7 07:49:15 PDT 2004
Thanks for your response.
In response to
> You don't say why you'd want to do this. If you want to allow customers
> of an e-commerce site to avoid repeating their details whenever they
> want to buy, perhaps consider basing the payment backend around PayPal.
> The need for users to authenticate in order to make a payment hasn't
> brought e-Bay to its knees.
Pretty much the end result would be Amazon like with the customer being able to choose a previously used card. Is this possible without storing credit card numbers or using paypal?
Anyway thanks everyone for their replies thus far any input helps.
From: Peter Risdon peter at circlesquared.com
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 07:18:22 -0600
To: FreeBSD Mail Lists freebsd at untoldfaith.com
Subject: Re: Update Databases from Webserver
> I'm afraid the awful truth is that if you need to ask this question
> here, you shouldn't be storing other people's credit card details on
> your server.
> If you want to use the numbers to confirm identity or something, you
> could store an encrypted version of the number and use that for comparison.
> But to start storing plaintext CC details on your system without being
> deeply expert in all the security issues raised would be very dangerous.
> And the high degree of monitoring needed for such a system would make it
> uneconomical without commensurately high volumes of business.
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