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Smart Steps at the Online Checkout – NYTimes.com

“For years, consumers were nervous about shopping online, figuring that entering a credit card number into a website was scarier than offering the card in a store.”

“Times sure have changed. Online shopping is booming; Forrester Research predicts Americans will spend $89 billion online this holiday season, 13 percent more than last year.”

“And shopping online has proved safer than in-store buying in recent years. Some of the biggest recent data breaches have involved in-store payment systems, while major online breaches, like the one at eBay, usually don’t involve credit card data.”

via Smart Steps at the Online Checkout – NYTimes.com.

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