Title: Truth, lies, reality and deception: an issue for e-commerce

Authors: W. Hutchinson, M. Warren

Addresses: School of MIS, Edith Cowan University, Churchlands, Western Australia 6018, Australia. Dept of Computing & Mathematics, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3217, Australia

Abstract: E-commerce relies upon two key elements authenticity and the integrity of data. To function effectively, an electronic based system must trust that the users on it are who they should be, and that the data has not been corrupted. The digital medium has the benefit of flexibility of change, but this very characteristic is the one that makes it vulnerable to those who wish to deceive. This paper examines types of deception and how they relate to the digital world.

Keywords: information welfare; information operations; deception; electronic commerce; perception management; security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTM.2002.001626

International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 2002 Vol.3 No.2, pp.208-221

Available online: 24 Jul 2003 *

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