Holiday cyber security tips to ensure safe holiday online shopping

With the holidays upon us, online shopping is predicted to increase 7 to 10%, or as much as $117 billion this season.  If you are among these online shoppers, here are a few safety tips to protect yourself from a cyber-crime.

  • Make sure the website is secure - that means sites with HTTPS.
  • Use secure passwords
  • Don't shop on public Wi-Fi networks
  • Use Pay Pal
  • Don't buy from websites you've never heard of
  • Check prices in another browser
  • Avoid public terminals
  • Beware of coupon scams offer free products or significant discounts - never divulge your social security number to any offer

Follow these tips and be secure in your online holiday shopping.

Source: MAC blog and PC Magazine