Passwords have long been the authentication of choice when logging into all types of online accounts, from social media to e-commerce to banking, but with cyber-crime on the rise and criminals becoming more sophisticated, a simple password like “password” won’t do anything to protect. As a result, many websites are requiring far more complicated passwords that include capital letters, numbers and, symbols, and letting customers know when the passwords they’ve chosen are weak, average or strong.
If you do not have an e-commerce platform already, you should. Almost any business can benefit from one, and you are missing out big time if you do not. How big? Well, consider that U.S. e-commerce sales have more than doubled in the last five years and that by 2017 e-commerce will be responsible for 10 percent of all U.S. sales, pretty darn big.