We analyze important security measures that protect e-commerce platforms. 

The unprecedented expansion of e-commerce has dynamically contributed to the streamlining of the purchasing processes and the devaluation of the role of traditional brick-and-mortar stores. In place of the former physical infrastructure, virtual shelves with digital representation of available goods have appeared. Instead of people supervising everyday purchases and transactions, we now have online payment systems. All this is available in online stores and applications for mobile devices that manage our sensitive data.

With such a dizzying pace of development of the e-commerce industry, it is difficult to indicate the boundary between traditional and modern communication between sellers with customers. The trust of online shoppers plays the most important role in this relationship. To develop and maintain it, one needs to be absolutely sure about the reliability of their payments’ security.

New technological trends are also spreading in stationary stores and department stores. Good examples are AR & VR services such as beacons connecting to dedicated mobile applications using Bluetooth Low Energy, which take us to an even higher level of shopping.

The e-commerce industry is becoming more and more popular. E-commerce accounts for a large chunk of the market, and online buying platforms are among the most visited sites. These facts were not overlooked by cybercriminals.

E-commerce platforms with their functionalities are as safe as the weakest links in the security of their software and hardware solutions. The pace of absorption of new technologies that are revolutionizing this industry increases the total amount of sensitive data that appears in the digital circulation every day. This, in turn, imposes an obligation on the creators of these solutions to care primarily for the broadly understood safety and comfort of users.

This is especially true today, when we hear about data leaks, identity thefts and financial frauds via fake links leading to websites with fake payment forms.

  • Why AFINE?

    At AFINE, we monitor and increase the level of security in the e-commerce industry on an ongoing basis. We have extensive experience and proven success in finding vulnerabilities that can be used by criminals to attack users, to conduct a financial fraud or to steal personal data.

    For years we have been providing our clients with the most effective solutions, helping them to improve their businesses. We identify weak points in systems and analyze potential directions of cyberattacks so that both sellers and buyers can rest easy knowing that their security is in the best hands.

  • Our services and areas of expertise:

    • Transactional and payment settlement systems tests,
    • Web and mobile pentests, 
    • Infrastructure pentests, 
    • Cloud infrastructure security tests, 
    • Native applications (i.e., thick client) security tests,
    • Social engineering and phishing attack simulations,
    • Red Teaming (tailored to the organization’s needs and targets),
    • Statistical analysis of source codes,
    • Verification of configuration of applications’ components and tools,
    • Security awareness training,
    • Good practices of secure coding trainings for developers,
    • Malware analysis,
    • Creating and implementing security features for applications (for example to protect against reverse engineering or to protect software activations processes),
    • Reverse engineering (for example of hardware tokens),
    • Cryptographic solutions security assessments,
    • Network devices security testing,
    • Network attacks vulnerability tests (like ARP spoofing or VLAN hopping),
    • Security analysis of equipment within web (servers, workstations),
    • Identification of unauthorized devices (for example cordless devices connected to the web),
    • Remote access security tests,
    • Auditing of internal and external communication filtering (like firewall configuration, IDS/IPS, WAF), 
    • Configuration of communication with resources testing (like SSL/TLS configuration or IPsec),
    • Testing aimed at assessing the risk of unauthorized data access (like financial data or other business sensitive data),
    • Assessment of the effectiveness of security mechanisms and environmental supervision (for example the effectiveness of SOC departments),
    • Radio communication analysis – evaluation of the bandwidth, communication method and protocols,
    • Verification of radio communication to ensure confidentiality of the transmitted data (to exclude the possibility of eavesdropping on sensitive data sent over a radio channel),
    • Verification of radio communication in terms of ensuring its availability, i.e., the possibility of transmission disruption, which can result in loss of control over the device,
    • Verification of radio communication in terms of ensuring its integrity (to exclude the possibility of unauthorized operations),
    • Assessment of the authentication model and the authorization of commands for devices (to exclude the possibility of taking complete control of the device by cybercriminals),
    • Tests of the implementation of standard radio communication protocols (e.g. RFID or Wi-Fi networks).
  • What you'll get working with us

    • A high-quality report presenting the results and the vulnerabilities found, together with the history of the individual steps that allowed for their discovery.
    • An opportunity of early detection of cyberthreats and determination of the location of weaknesses in security systems before they may be used by unauthorized outsiders.
    • Awareness of the technical and business implications of existing weaknesses which could be exploited by intruders.
    • Access to professional recommendations which can help prevent further problems and unfavorable scenarios.
    • Assurance you can focus on your organizational and strategic activities knowing that you minimized risks related to cyberthreats.
    • High-quality service appreciated by many valued clients and acknowledged by numerous recommendations.



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