Thanks to technology people can now shop from the convenience of their homes to local coffee shops using smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. And with the holiday season already in full swing, many of us are doing so. Not only can online shopping save you time, but it can also save you from encountering crowds of people that can suck your energy and holiday spirit dry. If you choose to do online holiday shopping, make sure that you have all your security measures in place. The holiday season is a time where cyber criminals are still very much at large. The following tips are recommended if you’re doing online holiday shopping this year:
Don’t believe everything you see. One common tactic cyber criminals use is using very low prices on popular items to lure potential victims in.
Use credit, not debit. Use your credit card instead of your debit card. If your credit is used for something that you didn’t purchase, it’s easier to resolve issues with your credit card company than with your bank.
Credit card alerts. Take advantage of your credit card alert features. These alerts can let you know when there’s abnormal activity and is very useful during the busy holiday season.
Choose apps. For safe online shopping through apps you must make sure there are downloaded from a trusted source, such as the Apple Store or Android Market. Be sure to read through the various permissions the app is asking you to grant.
Stay current. Keep your cyber information safe by ensuring that all of your security software is updated. Once an update is available, cyber criminals have all the information they need to attack your device.
Call Up & Running Computer Solutions in Corona, CA for help with online shopping at 951-737-8558. Learn more at our website at www.urcs.net.
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