Security Update: Being On Guard When You Go Online
The popularity of online shopping unfortunately brings an increase in cybercriminals targeting unwary consumers.
When you make purchases via the Internet, you’ll need to take a few precautions:
- Type the merchant’s URL
Instead of just clicking on a link, it’s safer to enter the retailer’s site directly into your browser’s address bar.
- Use a dedicated email account
Consider creating an address dedicated specifically to online shopping. This can help reduce the risk of malicious messages disguised as sales promotions or other notifications.
- Manage & protect access
Using a password manager can help you to deal with multiple accounts. Most antivirus and Internet security software include these security features.
- Be careful with Wi-Fi
When you’re in a shopping mall, it can be useful to make a last-minute comparison with the best deals online. You can do this with your mobile device, rather than tapping in to vulnerable public Wi-Fi networks.
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