Peter, Thanks for your response. In response to > You don't say why you'd want to do this. If you want to allow customers > of an e-commerce site to avoid repeating their details whenever they > want to buy, perhaps consider basing the payment backend around PayPal. > The need for users to authenticate in order to make a payment hasn't > brought e-Bay to its knees.
Pretty much the end result would be Amazon like with the customer being able to choose a previously used card. Is this possible without storing credit card numbers or using paypal? Anyway thanks everyone for their replies thus far any input helps. -Troy -----Original message----- From: Peter Risdon [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 07:18:22 -0600 To: FreeBSD Mail Lists [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Update Databases from Webserver > I'm afraid the awful truth is that if you need to ask this question > here, you shouldn't be storing other people's credit card details on > your server. > > > If you want to use the numbers to confirm identity or something, you > could store an encrypted version of the number and use that for comparison. > > But to start storing plaintext CC details on your system without being > deeply expert in all the security issues raised would be very dangerous. > And the high degree of monitoring needed for such a system would make it > uneconomical without commensurately high volumes of business. > > Peter. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"