It's that time of year - shopping season! An online is becoming a bigger and bigger part of it. Here's some reminders of what to do and NOT to do to keep your online identity safe.
What's a consumer to do in the age of online holiday shopping?
Where there's money there are thieves nearby. That's the biggest risk facing online shoppers today, whether through phishing, stolen credit cards, mobile malware, or worse, stolen identities.
It's only going to get worse, experts predict. In the next three years, online sales are forecasted to increase by more than 50% to $520 billion annually, according to Forrester Research. Consequently, we should expect to see at least an equal rise (if not more) in the number of attempted theft.
What's a consumer to do, especially as we approach what's expected to be another record year for online holiday shopping? Here are some helpful tips, according to the latest security advisories.