Threats people and companies may not know about

Threats people and companies may not know about

Although businesses can protect themselves by taking security measures, such as putting up firewalls and installing antivirus software, educating employees on potential threats should also be done as well. LiveScience said there are many things out there that eCommerce companies and people may not know about, such as fraudulent SSL certificates.

"Acquiring or creating fake SSL certificates is unlawful, but happens often enough that we need to be aware of it," Geoph Essex writes on SecurityNewsDaily. "On multiple occasions in 2011, the discovery of false certificates suggested an attempt to spy on Iranian citizens as they used Gmail and Google Docs."

Other things that businesses need to be aware of is SQL injection, which can cause data security breaches, disguised file names that may sneak viruses and other things into a business and social media websites in general, which tend to spread viruses to unknowing users.

Using a signing method, such as code signing digital certificates, could be a way to help avoid fraudulent activities. An SSL Certificates How To website said signing is a way to assure things that are being sent are kept safe.