Korango and PayFast are committed to keeping you and your information secure. PayFast has a multitude of checks in place to protect both buyers and sellers. Some security measures which are important for you as the buyer:

  • PayFast uses Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption. Only two of the four major South African banks use this, the highest level of encryption currently available.

  • 3D Secure is in place for all credit card transactions over R1000.

  • All sensitive info is encrypted within PayFast's own database.

  • PayFast runs penetration testing on their system on a weekly basis to look for vulnerabilities. They are only required to do it once every three months, but they run it every week.

  • PayFast's entire site, blog and help site are served off secure servers, making it harder to perpetrate phishing attacks.

If you still want more information about the security or technical aspects of payment processing, just click here.