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           Although more than six and a half million U.S households have purchased something online since 1998, many people still have big doubts about the safety of the Internet (Anderson 28).  Many concerns have arisen around the Internet because people do not really know the security of the website that they are dealing with, the safest payment methods when shopping online, or the possibility of data corruption during transmitting.

However, many Internet experts believe that data transmit are safe because of the systems they call Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Secure Electronic Transaction (SET).  They argue that a waiter has a bigger chance of stealing credit card numbers than a hacker does of tapping into a customerís transmission of data over the Net, as long as the website supports either SSL or SET.



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