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Source: Federal Office for Information SecurityBSI assesses IT security risks of online payment methods

Location Bonn Date November 19, 2020 In line with the start of the Christmas business, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has considered the security aspects of various payment services in e-commerce. The BSI has summarized the results in the new brochure “Secure Payments in E-Commerce”, which is aimed in particular at consumers and explains the various IT security risks that the various online payment methods have for users. BSI President Arne Schönbohm explains: “The campaign days Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday are imminent, when online shopping is particularly popular during the Christmas season. IT security risks lurk, especially when shopping online, against which you should arm yourself so that there is no rude awakening at Christmas. As the federal cyber security authority, the BSI designs secure digitization in Germany. This also means providing consumers with the necessary knowledge and recommendations for action so that they can move safely and independently in the digital world. The new brochure from the BSI helps online customers to weigh up the dangers independently and to find the right payment method for themselves. This includes credit card solutions and direct debits, but also payment accounts or applications that forward customers to a bank website. Payments are no longer made exclusively on a PC or in the traditional way at a stationary point of sale (POS), but increasingly with mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. Especially when it comes to IT security aspects, the advantages and disadvantages of the individual procedures are not always easy to understand. With the new brochure “Pay safely in e-commerce”, the BSI gives consumers guidance in choosing a payment method that best suits their individual security requirements. The brochure can be downloaded free of charge from the BSI website or ordered as a print copy. At BSI für Bürger the BSI offers further information for consumers on all aspects of online shopping.Press contact: Federal Office for Information SecurityPostfach 20036353133 BonnTelephone: +49 228 99 9582-5777Fax: +49 228 99 9582-5455E-Mail:


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