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Which of the following represents the GREATEST potential risk in an EDI environment?

Transaction authorization

Loss or duplication of EDI transmissions

Transmission delay

Deletion or manipulation of transactions prior to or after establishment of application controls

Since the interaction between parties is electronic, there is no inherent authentication occurring;
therefore, transaction authorization is the greatest risk. Choices B and D are examples of risks, but
the impact is not as great as that of unauthorized transactions. Transmission delays may terminate
the process or hold the line until the normal time for processing has elapsed; however, there will
be no loss of data.

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