To keep your holiday shopping a joyful occasion, be alert when you shop online this Cyber Monday. With online shopping comes some risks, and this article covers some internet safety tips you can implement to protect yourself.
Identity theft and fraud are always risks online, but never more so than when you’re shopping, because that’s when individuals are putting their personal and financial information out there online in search of the best deal. Individuals should be aware of the potential for data theft and selective of where they do their online holiday shopping, and companies should implement safeguards and policies to protect business systems and sensitive data.
Using an outdated browser and clicking on a web page booby-trapped with a hidden virus can turn control of your computer over to an intruder. Online transactions conducted via iPhone, Android, and Windows Smartphones are also targets. Cyber thieves have identified mobile device-enabled services as the source of valuable personal data, particularly logons to banking and shopping accounts.