PC Magazine shares safe shopping practices inKeeping Your Data Safe While Shopping For The Holidays”


QUOTE: With so many major retailers hit by point-of-sale malware over the past year, many consumers may decide to shift the bulk of their holiday shopping to online retailers, said Mark Stanislav, a security researcher at Duo Security. Analysts estimate holiday shoppers will spend over $304 billion online this year, a 15.5 percent increase from 2013.  Online shopping may seem less dangerous than swiping a card at the payment terminals in the store, but “don’t be fooled,” Stanislav warned. There are risks at both brick-and-mortar stores as well as online.

Safety tips are organized into following categories:

1. Things to Do Before You Go Shopping
2. Protecting Your Online Accounts
3. Things to Keep in Mind While Shopping
4. Shopping With Mobile Devices