Holiday shopping is in full swing. With that said, so is the crime rate – and not just offline but online too!! Make sure that you are shopping safe with these 7 tips for safe holiday shopping. Kaspersky Lab has put together an infographic (see below) of the top tips and statistics for consumers to be aware of as they shop online for those perfect holiday gifts.
Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping
Know Whats in Store for You
Us review websites to confirm an unknown business is legitimate.
Pump Up Your Passwords
Longer passwords reduce the chances of a hacker making a correct guess.
Shop on Secure Sites
Safe websites start with https://.
Use One Credit Card
Dedicate one credit card for all your shopping needs.
Beware of Phishing Attacks
Dont enter sensitive or financial information into pop-up windows or suspicious emails.
Update, Update, Update
Update programs and security software before you shop.
Honest Apps Only
Use mobile security to confirm an app is safe to download.
Did You Know?
PASSWORD and 123456 are the two most commonly used passwords in the world.
Yahoo!, Google, Facebook and Amazon are top targets of malicious cyber criminals.
200,000 new PC malware threats detected daily.
(according to Kaspersky Security Network)
Global credit, debit and prepaid card fraud losses reach $11.27 billion in 2013 – up 14.6% over 2011.
What is your #1 holiday shopping tip?