One of the interesting things about Web 2.0 security is that sites which are usually classified as using Web 2.0 applications tend to be very secure sites. This is good news for consumers, who these days must be concerned about credit card numbers and other personal bits of information being used illegally. Here are some of the ways that the Web 2.0 sites manage to make online commerce a little more secure.
First, any Web 2.0 commerce site will be encrypted to allow for maximum security. That means even if someone is using malicious software to monitor your movements, they are not able to read the information you enter such as a Social Security number, a credit card number, or a bank account number. The data can only be decrypted on the vendor end, where it is translated in a safe environment and then used to complete the transaction. This is why you are unable to see the characters as you enter them. The technology keeps your data safe from harm, and thus prevents you from a great deal of worry and inconvenience.
Second, many Web 2.0 sites offer consumers the choice of saving information on a secure server or re-entering the data each time you visit the site. This ability to choose your options can bring a lot of peace of mind. If you feel secure enough with the site to save your information such a credit card number, you can do so. If not, you can simply enter the data for one time use, and it is wiped from the server altogether. This type of Web 2.0 security is extremely common today and very popular.
Last, the functionality of Web 2.0 applications helps an end user to know whether he or she is attempting to view or otherwise interact with a secure site. This can be a great help when visiting an online store for the first time. Knowing that the site is secure and that nobody is likely to steal credit card numbers or other important information will make a huge difference in how much the user enjoys the shopping experience. In fact, many people refuse to purchase anything unless the site is obviously secure, which is a very wise move indeed.
Essentially, the aim of Web 2.0 security is to provide consumers with a secure way to do business online, without the worry of information falling into the wrong hands. Today’s security measures are stronger than ever, and will no doubt continue to evolve as time goes on.