Safety and protection of the Internet pharmacies
The popularity of the Internet pharmacies grows every day but people still have distrust because of the absence of the safety guarantee of the Internet payments which are made during the order of the drugs. Some Internet pharmacies offer an opportunity to pay for the order onsite while receiving the package. It is rather difficult to overcome yourself, and we cannot be confident by 100% that data of our credit cards will be in safe and will not be caught by the tricksters. The matter of the payment safety concern not only the owner of the card who makes the payment for the goods in the Internet secure pharmacy ordering but also the Internet pharmacy itself, and the payment systems which invest much costs to provide protection against cheating. Despite much costs which are used for the improvement of the technologies of the protection of the Internet pharmacies and processes of the payment, sometimes unpleasant situations happen when the trickster have managed to reach the base of the data and find out confidential information. As you know not only the holders of the cards who use the services of the electronic commerce but also the Internet pharmacies offering their services and goods in the Internet fall victim. Buying medications in the Internet secure pharmacy ordering and using a credit card for the payment of the purchase the holder takes chances to lose their money if data of his/her card will be known for the tricksters. And the Internet secure pharmacy takes chances of the financial losses if drugs were paid with the help of the stolen credit card.
How do Internet pharmacies protect the customers' data? Measures taken by the online pharmacies to provide safe payments in the Internet have been always varied. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol which is widely used and almost obligatory during the purchase of the drugs in the online pharmacies allows all participants of the trade to transfer different information. In case of the attempt to catch data they will be encrypted and it will be rather difficult to crack it for a short period of time. Within this period it is possible to take adequate measures on the part of the buyer and online secure pharmacy. So, although, SSL protocol safely protects information transferred via Internet it cannot save personal information stored on the server of the site of the online pharmacy, for example, numbers of the credit cards. When the server of the online pharmacy gets data of the credit card with an application for the purchase information is decoded and kept on the server until the application will be completed. If the server of the online pharmacy ordering does not have a good protection and data are not encrypted, an unauthorized access to the personal information and the further use by the tricksters is possible. Therefore, as an addition to the use of the SSL protocol online pharmacies use such known methods of identification of the card holder as CVV2/CVK2-codes check (CVV2-code for the cards of the payment system Visa and CVK2 - for MasterCard). Despite the fact that these measures do not give 100% protection of data of the buyers they reduce chances. At first sight, it seems that the tricksters may break any protection but this is not true.
How to secure yourself? First of all, making the purchase of the medication in the online pharmacy it is necessary to follow certain measures of safety. This is a use only the proved Internet pharmacies. Ask your friends, relatives, colleagues where they buy drugs. Read reviews about the work of these pharmacies. Then you will understand whether it is needed to work with this pharmacy ordering or not. Secondly, it is necessary to study the procedure of the drug delivery and ways of payments. And of course an obligatory condition is a checkup of the licensed protocols of the protection which are used by the pharmacy for your safety.