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Milyoni Forges Strategic Partnership with Punktilio to Create Milyoni UK

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Partnership with Punktilio will bring Milyoni’s Social Commerce solution to merchants in Europe seeking to tap into the explosive growth of Facebook

 

Milyoni announces a strategic partnership deal with leading London-based social media agency Punktilio, whose Milyoni UK will be a division of Punktilio and will sell, service and support Milyoni’s Conversational Commerce™ in UK & Europe.   Current and new customers of Punktilio will now get local expertise and support on deploying a store within Facebook and innovative Social Merchandising tools available only from Milyoni.  Milyoni UK will make the process of buying, deploying and operating Conversational Commerce® more convenient for European based companies.

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Being Secure in Facebook

January 20, 2010 3 comments

We at Milyoni are asked this often, “Are you secure in your transaction in Facebook?”

Our quick answer is rest assured you are secure, as you are not only secure with the walls of Facebook but also in the ifanstore. In designing the ifanstore we use the “iframe” mode in a browser under Facebook or any Social Network. The meaning of an “iframe” needs to start with the understanding of a “frame” in your favorite browser. The “frame” allows your browser window to be split into segments, each of which can show a different document, our case we show ifanstore. This allows for lower bandwidth use, as repeating parts of a layout can be used in one frame, while variable content is displayed in another. This allows us to have the Facebook part of the frame to not be refreshed and allows us to serve our pages fast and reliable for ifanstore. Here ifanstore is the “iframe”, which technically is actually called “Inline Frames” are windows cut into your webpage that allow your to view another page on a site or off another site without reloading the entire page. For the ifanstore the parent frame is a Social Networking site like Facebook, MySpace or Bebo and the iframe is the ifanstore. Below you can see the browser link is a Facebook location of the ifanstore, but the “iframe” is pointing at our secured HTTPS page to being the transaction of a purchase.

 

So take me though this. So in Facebook, as example, you typically logon into Facebook to start. Secondly, when you enter our ifanstore our product pickups the default parent mode of HTTP. When you are done selecting products and starting to check out the HTTPS pages are secured (SSL) links with a GoDaddy.com Web Server Certificate. So the “iframe” here is secured down and we present the “lock’ icon on HTTPS pages. We also designed all the transactions in the ifanstore from each step (#1 – Billing and Shipping Information, #2 – Shipping Method, #3 – Transaction, #4 Completion and Registration) to be protected with up to 256-bit Secure Socket Layer encryption. Traditionally most ecommerce website do not secure steps #1, #2 or Registration, but we do to protect our trust with our consumers.

But still, “Your address does not show as HTTPS?”

Again for the URL in the browser input area does not showing HTTPS, that is correct and is by design. Remember we are an “iframe” embedded inside of Facebook (or a Social Network) and we don’t expose those links visually. We believe this is actually more secure as the customer never sees the links presented to them, nor can questionable screen scraping technologies grab your URL link. If you wish to feel safe, actually anytime in a browser, hover over the area of concern and right click to properties. This is the best way to understand where the page is being served from. Milyoni always wants to understand the worries of the consumers or partners, so feedback is always important. So I hope this helps your understanding of frame vs. iframe and how Milyoni is securing your transaction better than first scene (seeing is not believing in this case!). – JL

Categories: Security, Social Media