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Which of the following is a distinctive feature of the Secure Electronic Transactions (SET) protocol
when used for electronic credit card payments?

A.
The buyer is assured that neither the merchant nor any other party can misuse their credit card data.

B.
All personal SET certificates are stored securely in the buyer’s computer.

C.
The buyer is liable for any transaction involving his/her personal SET certificates.

D.
The payment process is simplified, as the buyer is not required to enter a credit card number and
an expiration date.

Explanation:
The usual agreement between the credit card issuer and the cardholder stipulates that the
cardholder assumes responsibility for any use of their personal SET certificates for e- commerce
transactions. Depending upon the agreement between the merchant and the buyer’s credit card
issuer, the merchant will have access to the credit card number and expiration date. Secure data
storage in the buyer’s computer (local computer security) is not part of the SET standard. Although
the buyer is not required to enter their credit card data, they will have to handle the wallet software.

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