Look to this newly revised resource for an up-to-date, in-depth examination of how payments are made electronically across the Internet. The second edition covers the very latest developments in this quickly expanding area, including new security techniques such as the advanced encryption standard (AES) and multi-application smart cards. This timely guide provides background information on how payments are made in conventional commerce and gives you a comprehensive overview of the cryptographic techniques that are needed for online payments. It presents up-to-the-minute information on the status of secure electronic transactions (SET), electronic cash, account transfers, and micropayments, and features a completely new chapter on the exciting advances in mobile commerce. More than 150 illustrations and over 80 equations support major topics discussed in the text.
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