6 Tips for a Secure Holiday Online Shopping Season [Infographic]

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‘Tis the Season for Cybercriminals

As the holiday shopping season begins, continues, and ends (but does it ever end?), it would surprise any IT security expert how many consumers don’t know how to make sure the sites they are browsing are legitimate and secure. There are thousands of websites on the web specifically designed to look identical to a legitimate business, but are in fact malicious. These sites usually offer lower prices or other incentives to lure unknowing consumers in. They then steal credentials, credit or debit card information, or more sensitive information with the intention of selling it in underground markets or using it to commit fraud.

To make sure you are prepared for any online shopping you may do, check out these 6 Tips for a Secure Holiday Shopping Season by Authentify.


6 Tips for a Secure Holiday Online Shopping Season [Infographic]

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‘Tis the Season for Cybercriminals

TIPS FOR A SECURE HOLIDAY SHIPPING SEASON

Use strong passwords

CHOOSE A PASSWORD THAT INCLUDES NUMBERS, SPECIAL CHARACTERS, AND UPPER AND LOWERCASE LETTERS. 5NOWF!AKE

Credit over Debit

CYBERCRIMINALS THAT ARE EQUIPPED WITH YOUR DEBIT CARD INFO HAVE THE ABILITY TO DRAIN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, CREDIT/CHARGE CARD TRANSACTIONS ARE PROTECTED BY THE FAIR CREDIT BILLING ACT.

Update your security software

MAKE SURE OUR COMPUTER HAS THE LATEST SECURITY UPDATES INSTALLED.

Set your browser to block popups

DO NOT CLICK! LEGITIMATE COMPANIES DO NOT USE POP-UPS.

Say no to public wifi

CYBERCRIMINALS MAY BE MONITORING PUBLIC WIRELESS FOR CREDIT CARD NUMBERS AND OTHER CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.

Select your merchants carefully

DON’T FALL FOR PHONY WEBSITE. MAKE SURE THE WEBSITE IS LEGITIMATE. LOOK FOR WEBSITES THAT START WITH HTTPS://.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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