Credit and debit cards are a common part of everyday life in the western world but just how secure are they? If you went out shopping for some Fenchurch clothing you wouldn't think twice about handing over your card to the cashier. But what is he/she really doing with it? Do you really understand what you are watching happen, and are you at risk?
When the cashier swipes your card information from it is sent to your bank's authorisation servers and back to the shop. This information is rarely encrypted, meaning that with the right technology and know-how you could tap this line and steal the card information of everyone who shops there. In this way, shopping online for your Fenchurch clothing is actually a lot safer, as the information is encrypted before being sent. Due to the physical structure of the internet it is also impossible to predict the route your data will take between your own computer and that of the bank's, meaning that as long as they are kept securely you should be fine.
If you want to secure your home computer for easy Fenchurch clothing shopping online then you should make sure all of your software is fully patched and has all the latest updates. The easiest way to rip you off while shopping for Fenchurch clothing on your computer is to exploit existing security holes caused by bad programming practises, and patching your software will eradicate these holes, safeguarding your data and your finances.
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