Nov 25, 2020, 09:02 AM
Riaan De Villiers
It is the time of year when you can score great deals on the internet but cybercriminals are also looking to score.
Here is 4 tips to shop securely during Black Friday.
4 Tips to shop safely online during Black Friday
It is Black Friday! The time of year shoppers can expect to score some amazing deals in shops and online.
Unfortunately, it is also the time of year that cyber criminals are looking to score.
LAWtrust has compiled a list of four tips to help you shop securely so that you can make the most of Black Friday 2020!
Tip 1 - Check for the lock
To ensure that the website you are shopping at is secure - look for the padlock symbol.
The lock means that the connection between your computer and the website is encrypted.
Tip 2 - Be careful of phishing emails
Phishing is one of the most popular attacks on the internet. An imposter, pretending to be from a legitimate website, will advertise amazing specials through email, social media or online advertisements.
However, the website the advertisement directs you could be a fake website. The fake website could attempt to harvest your personal details, banking details or install malware on your computer.
Tip 3 - Never reuse passwords
Never reuse passwords. If an attacker manages to steal your password from a shopping website, they could try to use your password to get into other websites like gmail, facebook, twitter, online banking, etc.
Tip 4 - Keep your banking and credit card credentials safe
Never enter your online banking password or the PIN for your credit / debit card on a web form. Be very wary of the website that asks for this information.
Please keep these tips in mind while surfing the web and enjoy the shopping!
Download the survival guide in pdf format.