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Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

IJET 2013 Vol.5(2): 278-282 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2013.V5.558

Secure Electronic Transactions (SET): A Case of Secure System Project Failures

Pita Jarupunphol and Wipawan Buathong
Abstract—Secure Electronic Transactions (SET) is a security protocol for an electronic payment system that utilises PKI to address e-commerce security and privacy concerns. Although PKI technologies used by the SET protocol were proven to be effective in addressing security issues in e-commerce, several implementation issues were found from SET applications de-signed to support security mechanisms ofPKI. SET failed to be implemented by e-commerce end-users. This paper studies how SET was predicted, designed, and rejected by e-commerce end-users. PKI issues associated with SET implementation in B2C e-commerce are also reviewed. Although e-commerce end-users are concerned about security issues, usability is a more dominant factor than security for a secure system project to be adopted by the users.

Index Terms—Certification authorities (CAs), public key infrastructure (PKI), secure socket layer (SSL), secure electronic transactions (SET)

The authors are with the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology Phuket Rajabhat University, Phuket,83000 Thailand(e-mail: p.jarupunphol@pkru.ac.th, w.buathong@pkru.ac.th).


Cite: Pita Jarupunphol and Wipawan Buathong, "Secure Electronic Transactions (SET): A Case of Secure System Project Failures," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 278-282, 2013.

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