Monthly Archives: May 2009

PCI Compliance – Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

Requirement 5: Use and regularly update anti-virus software Many vulnerabilities and malicious viruses enter the network via employees’ email activities. Anti-virus software must be used on all systems commonly affected by viruses to protect systems from malicious software. Requirement 6: Develop and maintain secure systems and applications Unscrupulous individuals use security vulnerabilities to gain privileged […]

PCI Compliance – Protect Cardholder Data

Requirement 3: Protect stored cardholder data Encryption is a critical component of cardholder data protection. If an intruder circumvents other network security controls and gains access to encrypted data, without the proper cryptographic keys, the data is unreadable and unusable to that person. Other effective methods of protecting stored data should be considered as potential […]

E-Commerce Marketing Basics

The World Wide Web currently has millions of online stores that individuals seeking an outlet for making money from home have established, yet the majority of those are not making a dime. The issue here is that these “Netrepreneurs” have the business knowledge and basic website design know-how to set up a business and a […]

PCI Compliance – Requirement 2

Requirement 2: Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters Hackers (external and internal to a company) often use vendor default passwords and other vendor default settings to compromise systems. These Passwords and settings are well known in hacker communities and easily determined via public information. This may seem like common […]

Writing Better Web Page Titles

What is a web page title? Web page titles are the words that are displayed at the top of the window for each web page that is opened. Usually people do not pay too much attention to the title of a web page unless it is minimized. The title is how people tell which web […]

What is PCI Compliance?

Many customers hear about PCI compliance and wonder what it is. To shed some light on the largest change to E-Commerce in the last few years, we’ll discuss each requirement and how it affects you. The PCI  (Payment Card Industry) security standards are a blanket of regulations set in place to safeguard payment account data […]

3Dcart Announces New Partnership with

3DCart Shopping Cart is now fully compatible with Wishpot Wishlist and Registry Tools. Add Wishpot Wishlist or Registry functionality on your website to increase online sales Wishpot is a free social shopping service where members save all the things they are shopping for, from anywhere; in one place. Our members love our service as they […]

3dCart is now on Youtube

We’ve taken all of our training videos and transfered them to Youtube. Bookmark it: Training videos can help you get the most out of your online store! 3DCart Training Videos cover many important features of 3DCart that can help you grow your online business. 3dCarts easy to use shopping cart software allows users with […]

Your Business Card is Crap!

Say what you want about the presentation, but he speaks the truth. I have business cards for my 3dCart store and they’re from Not only are they fantastic quality, but they’re memorable and easy to carry. Regardless of what you use, make sure you use something. You never know when you’ll need to hand […]

Top 10 Reasons Your Chargeback Will Be Denied

A reader of has posted an article detailing 10 reasons why consumers fail chargeback requests. As a store owner, a chargeback can be very frustrating and it would serve you well to know what your customer has to do in order to file a successful chargeback against you. Originally posted here 10. LYING Remember, […]