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How to Avoid the Cyber Monday Trap – Tips for Safe Online Shopping

AVOID THE CYBER MONDAY TRAP TIPS FOR SAFE ONLINE SHOPPING Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving. The term was coined in 2005 after clear trends showed that this date was a particular favorite for online shoppers. In response, online retailers started offering special sales and discounts on this day. ONLINE RETAIL FORECAST FOR THE U.S. The Internet is a rapidly growing marketplace for all types of shopping. $327B $304B $278B $300B $252B $226B $202B $177B $200B In 2013, Cyber Monday spending is expected to reach more than $2.27 BILLION $100B That's a 55% INCREASE 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 BEWARE OF CYBER MONDAY TUNNEL VISION On the other side of 'too-good-to-be-true' deals, there are often cyber criminals eagerly awaiting the chance to steal your financial data. HACKERS! SCAM! GRAT BARCAIN! RUN SCAM.EXE LOWEST PRICES! AMNG DAL! UNSAFE! CRIMINALS! T878 64% of retailers have seen an increase in Internet fraud and/or attempted attacks on websites in relation to a high-traffic day like Cyber Monday. BUT ONLY 1 OUT OF 3 of online retailers are taking special precautions to maintain site integrity and uptime for the holiday, so the burden remains largely on the consumer to stay safe. M GIFT WRAP GIFT WRAP GIFT WRAP CНЕCKOUT CHECKOUT CHECKOUT HOW CYBER CRIMINALS ATTACK Percentage of retailers that are anticipating this attack on Cyber Monday Percentage of retailers that find this attack difficult to detect 100% 80% 83% 60% 72% 70% 72% 66% 61% 40% 20% Botnet and denial of Malware attacks on mobile devices Account hijacking using spear phishing scam service attacks HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF $21 BILLION Compared to 2011, the number of identity theft victims rose by was stolen through identity theft in 2012. 1 MILLION INSTALL SECURITY SOFTWARE AND PATCHES 000 SOFTWARE UPDATE Keep all software and patches up to date. OPERATING SYSTEM ANTI-VIRUS & ANTI-MALWARE SCAM POP UP O INTERNET BROWSER Hey Bro! Your computer is sick man. You need this anti-virus software. UPDATE DOWNLOAD VIRUS.EXE Don't download antivirus programs offered to you when you click on unrelated search results. These downloads are often viruses. MAKE SURE YOUR HOME WIFI IS PROPERLY SECURED Enable the strongest encryption (WPA2 Recommended). Create a strong router access password. Turn on router's firewall. FOLLOW SECURITY MEASURES IF USING PUBLIC WIFI 89% Confirm the network name. Turn off file sharing. of public WiFi networks are unsecured GOT SCRIPT? Avoid or limit online shopping when using public WiFi. Use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to encrypt all your internet communications. 41 ONLY SHOP ON TRUSTED AND REPUTABLE SHOPPING SITES Only shop on brand THE MOST POPULAR CYBER MONDAY SITES OF 2012 name websites, or those of a known Walmart>*|| Best Buya|O TARGET jcpenney brick-and-mortar business. Verisign Secured Make sure the checkout pages have "Https:" and a padlock in the URL. The "S" is for "secure", ensuring that the data is encrypted. M McAfee Choose sites that feature these 3rd party seals of approval. Verify that the seals are legitimate A TRUSTE CERTIFIED PRVACY bizrate 8 ACCREDITED BUSINESS BBB 15 USE STRONG PASSWORDS hi7*Lpk:9s! Create passwords using a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters that are at least 8 characters long. Don't use any of your standard passwords for shopping, particularly on Cyber Monday. Set up different passwords for every site you buy C00 Best Buva Walmart* hi7*Lpk:9s! %3D 8İHSP91&uJI Ho0!8k9!Tti QWEXXX 16 ADDITIONAL TIPS Pay by credit card or Paypal. Credit cards and Paypal offer more robust protection against fraud. Check statements of credit M CORRECT card and checking accounts to make sure there are no BALANCED unusual or fraudulent charges. Don't open or click on links from suspicious emails. Read the privacy policy and find out what information is collected from you and how your information will be used. FREE iPad WITH PURCHASE If something is too good to be true, it is probably a scam. Wait for the release of official ads. CYBER MONDAY 50% OFF PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY & IDENTITY ONLINE Hotspot Shield VPN service enables you to surf the web anonymously and securely, protecting you from hackers, malware, and identity theft. Get Hotspot Shield for free at: www.HOTSPOTSHIELD.COM Hotspot Shield Sources: NRF I Mashable I Experian | EMC Javelin Strategy & Research Powered by AnchorFree

How to Avoid the Cyber Monday Trap – Tips for Safe Online Shopping

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Shoppers should be careful. Cyber Monday is also the day when cyber criminals are most aggressive in unleashing malware, viruses, and various scams. Fortunately, the infographic below has some usef...


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