Stay Safe While Shopping Online This Holiday Season With These Five Cyber Security Tips

The evolution of online threats has left shoppers more vulnerable than ever to cyber scams

SEATTLE – November 27, 2013 — Shoppers will spend an estimated $2 billion in online sales during Cyber Monday this year. With that increase in spending comes an increase in potential attacks and exploitations as shoppers flock to the latest deals and trends.

In a recent blog post, WatchGuard Technologies Director of Security Strategy outlines the five most common threats that online shoppers face on today's web. As outlined in the blog post, shoppers are at risk from these five threats:

Falling victim to an attack is easy. Make sure you are safe and read WatchGuard's latest blog post that outlines five simple tips users can follow, including:

  • Updating your software
  • Do not click on unsolicited links or attachments
  • Look for the padlock while shopping online
  • Use password best practices on shopping sites
  • Vet online merchants before clicking buy

To get the details on these five tips and the latest in cyber security threats, read the in-depth blog post at: https://www.secplicity.org/2013/11/27/avoid-the-top-five-holiday-shopping-cyber-threats/.