Last year on Cyber Monday online purchases worth 9.1 billion dollars and this is a great chance for hackers to grab your money online and get away with it. So today I am gonna tell you a few steps to prevent it on cyber monday
Lets dive right in.
1.Have a dedicated Credit card
Make sure to use a dedicated with lower money limit of about 500-1000$. This is very crucial because even in worst cases someone will not face a major loss which would destroy his financial position, it will be relatively manageable.
People will not face major problems to repay 500$.
2.Don't shop on a public Wifi Network
Shopping on a public wifi network is the most foolish thing an educated or a smart person would do.
The biggest threat to free Wifi security is the ability for the hacker to position himself between you and the connection point. ... Hackers can also use an unsecured Wi-Fi connection to distribute malware. If you allow file-sharing across a network, the hacker can easily plant infected software on your device.
So remember to do your purchases on your home network.
3.Protect your Device with a security software
It is essential to have a security software or a anti-virus in you device. These will decrease the chances of getting hacked by almost 60%. Some companies like quick-heal offer an extremely cheap and valuable software
Having an security software will recognize any crucial threats before entering your card details.
4.Use a secure protocol (HTTPS)
The shopping site from which you are buying must be running on https server not http. The reason is that https is more secure and preferred server by google.
Don't buy anything from sites running on http server. This puts your important card details on risk.
5.Secure Your mobile device
Make sure that you are using a PIN to lock your phone. In addition, use long and strong passwords that don't repeat across accounts.
I recommends 12 to 15 characters with strategically placed special characters or symbols and uppercase letters.
Lets wrap things up
So, which method from today's post are you going to try first.
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