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Security Tips for Holiday Online Shopping

Posted by Mark Woods on Dec 8, 2016 9:52:47 AM
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Security Tips for Holuday Online Shopping

Stickley on Security© offers the following thoughts concerning Online Shopping. Click here for the full article.

Online shopping is a very convenient way to do your holiday shopping. However, you should consider the following security items:

  1. Dare to be different and use unique passwords for each online store.
  2. Take a moment and change your online account passwords for your favorite retailers. It’s recommended that passwords be changed at least quarterly.
  3. Make sure the sites you are putting payment card information into are secure. Look for the little lock icon in the browser and that there is an “https://” preceding the web address. Sometimes there will be green highlight on the URL indicating the site is secure. If none of those are present, do not enter personal information.
  4. Be sure you have anti-virus and anti-malware software installed and keep it updated.
  5. Always be very cautious when providing your card information to any website.

Take a moment to prepare your holiday list with these online shopping tips for the best success.

Topics: Helpful Tips, Security, Online Accounts