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Posted By On April 21, 2009 @ 1:45 PM In Security Help | Comments Disabled
“The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a worldwide information security standard assembled by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The standard was created to help organizations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around data and its exposure to compromise. The standard applies to all organizations which hold, process, or pass cardholder information from any card branded with the logo of one of the card brands.”
So, how do you know if a site is PCI compliant? Not all sites actively announce their compliance, but many will show some sort of security proof. For example, on our software store you will see this image in the top right hand corner:
If you click this button on our site (or any other site for that matter) you will be shown a page from Mcafee that certifies the security compliance of the site. While we choose to use Mcafee as our certifying company, there are many others. Next time, before you make a purchase, take a look at the site to see if they are certified!
Until next time, Stay safe out there.
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