Safe Online Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season
permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs
The shopping season is coming and if you're a modern consumer
you're going to be doing at least some of your holiday shopping
online. The problem is that some of the most dangerous places
on the web aren't places selling products and services. So while
that super special deal on the hottest new toy or gadget might
seem hard to resist, you'll be paying for it time and again
if you purchase from a compromised website.
One of the worst things that can happen when you're using
the Internet is for your financial information to be compromised,
but that's exactly what can happen when you use the Internet
for purchases. A third-party attacker can gain access to your
financial information and wreak havoc on your bank account through
malicious or fake websites.
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10 Ways to Keep Your Mobile Devices (and the Data on
Them) More Secure
permission from SBA.gov
by Anita Campbell
Mobile devices pose heightened security risks. Those risks
come in several forms.
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- Devices — including business data saved on them such
as call records, contacts, images, videos, documents and
email messages — can be lost or stolen.
- If you use mobile apps or cloud software accounts with
saved logins, anyone could conceivably access your business
data through those apps or accounts via a stolen or lost
- Devices used over insecure connections such as public
Wi-Fi, can expose data to hackers and eavesdroppers who
steal login credentials, banking and credit card information,
emails, and more.