Server Attacks and t-Commerce
2011 promises to be a busy year for PayPal and its users. One of the first priorities was to manage the impact of the WikiLeaks drama. It all started in last December, when PayPal closed its account with WikiLeaks (it was used primarily for donations). The basis for this move was repeated activities from WikiLeaks that PayPal felt were illegal and violated their acceptable use policy.
In retaliation, WikiLeaks supporters attacked PayPal’s blog with a well-coordinated denial of service attack. As the massive wave of traffic overwhelmed the server, it eventually shut down. The WikiLeaks supporters celebrated their victory and plotted their next victim.
After weathering the WikiLeaks storm, PayPal has emerged leaner and meaner than ever. In addition to shoring up their servers and online security, they are committed to innovation and have many interesting app-related developments in store. One technology of particular interest to the internet consultants at PMI is the rise of t-commerce.
Television commerce will make it possible for you to make a purchase with your TV remote. This development has appeared inevitable to many industry experts, as televisions have become more and more internet integrated. It will certainly expand the capabilities of your “digital wallet” and make it easier than ever to make instant purchases.
Because t-commerce will be administered through PayPal, it promises to be secure and confidential. This may very well be the key element to helping it reach the mainstream.