It’s Cyber Monday and there are some great money saving opportunities around the web. If you're wondering if these deals are safe we have provided some tips to help you keep your accounts secure.
November and December are historically the months with the most on-line transactions taking place, as a result cyber criminals are especially active during this time. Here are 5 ways to help you stay safe this Cyber Monday:
Reports from the Anti-Phishing Working Group reported an 18% increase in Phishing reports in the final quarter of 2014. Phishing occurs when cyber criminals create a fake version of a well-known site in an effort to get hold of the visitors username and password.
A website's security is only as secure as its weakest link, don’t let this be your password.
Malware and Social Media Scams
If a deal sounds too good to be true then it may be best to proceed with caution. Social media sites frequently advertise such deals, these often will redirect you to phishing sites and malware downloads or trick you into signing up to expensive monthly subscriptions.
When using a public network, like in a coffee shop or bar there may be someone tracking your browsing so never ever use a public WiFi Network or terminal when inputting credit card details even when using a website you know and trust.
Using Little Known Sites
As an online shopping website try to establish themselves in the e-commerce market they may offer legitimate deals at fantastic prices. These can be hard to pass by and can easily cause buyer anxiety as you try to work out if they can be trusted to buy from.
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