Security Tips for Mobile Online Shopping
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the two biggest shopping days of the holiday season, just around the corner, and the rising number of consumers (including small business owners) shopping online via smartphone, it's crucial to protect your personal data and identity. These best practices will help you avoid scams and reduce the risk of losing both information and cold hard cash.
Security software vendor Panda Security is offering up some simple online shopping tips for consumers looking to dive into the holiday shopping season this week without losing either their identities or their hard-earned cash.
The combination of the proliferation of mobile devices and the number of etailers offering Black Friday deals online, cybercrooks are ready to pounce. According to Panda Labs, 66 percent of identified malware threats are Trojans embedded in unsolicited emails or tucked away in otherwise innocuous-looking websites that are specifically designed to steal users' most sensitive data.
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