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When using the credit card you have to ask yourself how well it is protected and what are the problems when the card info get compromised. If you have answers to those you can evaluate if the gain is worth the risk. I don't know what the problems will be for you when the card info get compromised, but fore sure there will be some trouble with the bank. As ...


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SSL is already included in most libraries nativelly, so the difference between a plain text webservice and the SSL version is negligible in terms of development on both sides. If the client makes use of persistent connections or reuses the SSL session, the negotiation between client and server is even lighter and faster. The authentication proccess is easier ...


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PGP/GPG is generally not used for web services. It relies on anyone communicating to have the public key of who they're communicating with. In web services this generally isn't guaranteed. So depending on the type of service you're providing this might not be ideal. If you're trying to only provide services to a select group of people then you'd have ...


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SSL will be faster than SOAP+PGP. Cryptographically, both SSL and PGP are hybrid systems which use public key cryptography to protect symmetric session keys. In practice, SSL has been tuned on the client and server side to do what it's doing quickly, PGP hasn't been optimized for this case. And you'll have to figure out your key distribution and trust ...



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