Is It Safe to Shop on the Internet?

Could someone "listen in" to my order and steal my credit card number?  In the real world, you often give your credit card to cashiers or waiters, and your card number over the phone.  Using your card on the Internet is more secure than over the telephone. Because many sites work with browser software to encode your transaction so if anyone intercepts, they won't be able to read it.  SSL is a set of rules used my some sites on the Internet. These rules include encryption, which guards against eavesdropping; data integrity, which assures that your communications aren't tampered with during transmission; and authentication, which verifies that the receiving party really is who it claims to be.

To check a site's security status, look at the site's URL in your browser window. An "s" added to the familiar "http" (to make "https") indicates that SSL is in effect. In Netscape Navigator 3.0 and earlier, the broken key symbol in the lower-left corner of your browser window becomes solid when you are in secure mode. In Netscape Communicator 4.0 and 4.5, the padlock symbol in the corner, usually open, is closed in secure mode. In Internet Explorer 4.0 and later, a closed padlock appears on the bottom right when you are in secure mode.

If you check your screen once you reach onlineoriental.comís order page, you will see our address changed to https. We never transmit credit card details with e-mail.

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