Stay Secure while Cyber Shopping

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year. When you’re looking for the best deals online, keep these cybersecurity tips in mind:

  • Stay secure—Look for the lock in your browser’s address bar or https:// in the website address
  • Don’t give away unnecessary personal information
  • Avoid mobile purchases from unknown sites—Stick with a site or app you regularly use
  • Read reviews about the seller—Scams are often uncovered by the people who fell victim to a scam as fast as they are created by the scammers
  • Use a different password on every shopping site—If an online retailer is hacked, your login information for other sites will stay secure
  • Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments