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Preventing Hacking During the Holidays

By January 22, 2019 No Comments
It’s that most wonderful time of the year, where identities are prone to attack! Here are some tips to prevent hackers from being a GRINCH during the holiday season.

Safe Online Shopping:

Since many of you plan to complete your holiday shopping online – especially on Cyber Monday – make sure the website you’re using to buy products is reputable. You should also use a different e-mail account for online shopping, to prevent your main e-mail from being compromised.

Stay Away from Public Wireless Networks:

These networks can allow attackers to see a LOT of information on your device, especially the credit card number you’ve quickly typed into that “not-so-sure” website to get the latest Fingerling toy.

Use a Reputable Credit Card Company

Just in case your credit card gets hacked online, you can recover the funds quickly if the credit card company has a decent policy.

Use a 1-time Credit Card for Less Secure Purchases:

Some credit card companies allow you to get a One-Time credit card number to allow for one transaction, which can prevent hackers from using it on other purchases.

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