How to Shop Safely During Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Plan on lining up for holiday deals? Here’s how you can keep your information safe in the process.
Holiday shopping tends to move the e-commerce market, due to its high discounts. However, along with many offers and a greater urge to buy, there’s an influx of threats and pitfalls on the internet. Avoid any and all credit card theft associated with holiday shopping by scanning for viruses using the button below.
- Fake Sites – Fake pages can visually replicate well-known brands by creating an erroneous website.
- Phishing link – These malicious links can be sent via SMS, email, or other messengers.
They lure the user with fake promotions and direct them to pages that induce them to sign up for paid services or install programs that steal data.
- Fake Apps – These are apps pretending to be known brands in order to mislead the user into infecting their device and/or sharing personal data. These apps can access your calendar, contacts and send SMS or emails without your consent. They can even make calls to unknown numbers and register for paid services.
- Public WiFi – When a Wi-Fi network isn’t password protected, all devices that connect are vulnerable, as some users may be monitoring access data. Data interception can expose personal and work files, intimate photos, and even bank account passwords.
Whether you’re shopping from your phone or computer this holiday season, always keep your devices immune from credit card fraud by having an anti-virus that regularly scans for the above threats.