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8. Name the basic functionalities a web server should provide. 9. What are the main factors to consider when choosing the best hardware platform for your website? 10. Why is web server bandwidth an important issue for e-commerce sites? 11. Compare and contrast the various scaling methods. Explain why scalability is a key business issue for websites. 12. What are the eight most important factors impacting website design, and how do they affect a site’s operation? 13. What are Java and JavaScript? What role do they play in website design? 14. Name and describe three methods used to treat customers individually. Why are they significant to e-commerce? EC13_CH04.indd 247 11/21/2016 4:37:24 PM 248 CHAPTER 4 Building an E-commerce Presence: We b s i t e s, M o b i l e S i t e s, a n d A p p s 15. What are some of the policies e-commerce businesses must develop before launching a site, and why must they be developed? 16. What are the advantages and disadvantages of mobile first design? 17. What is the difference between a mobile web app and a native app? 18. In what ways does a hybrid mobile app combine the functionality of a mobile web app and a native app? 19. What is PHP and how is it used in web development? 20. How does responsive web design differ from adaptive web delivery?
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5.E-commerce Security and Payment Systems 1. Why is it less risky to steal online? Explain some of the ways criminals deceive consumers and merchants. 2. Explain why an e-commerce site might not want to report being the target of cybercriminals. 3. Give an example of security breaches as they relate to each of the six dimensions of e- commerce security. For instance, what would be a privacy incident? 4. How would you protect your firm against a Denial of Service attack? 5. Name the major points of vulnerability in a typical online transaction. 6. How does spoofing threaten a website’s operations? 7. Why is adware or spyware considered to be a security threat? 8. What are some of the steps a company can take to curtail cybercriminal activity from within a business? 9. Explain some of the modern-day flaws associated with encryption. Why is encryption not as secure today as it was earlier in the century? 10. Briefly explain how public key cryptography works. 11. Compare and contrast firewalls and proxy servers and their security functions. 12. Is a computer with anti-virus software protected from viruses? Why or why not? 13. Identify and discuss the five steps in developing an e-commerce security plan. 14. How do biometric devices help improve security? What particular type of security breach do they reduce? 15. Briefly discuss the disadvantages of credit cards as the standard for online payments. How does requiring a credit card for payment discriminate against some consumers? 16. Describe the major steps involved in an online credit card transaction.
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