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Experts anticipate the number of cyber threats will increase this holiday season, especially during the popular Cyber Monday shopping holiday, as shoppers head online and in-store in record numbers to purchase gifts.
Consumers should be on alert following this year’s high-profile cyber data breaches at national retailers, yet many are not taking sufficient precautions to protect their personal information. Research shows consumers know credit card fraud is a reality in today’s economy. In 2014, 552 million consumer identities were stolen from retailer data breaches according to the 2014 Norton Report, and that number is projected to grow in 2015.
Nearly 70 percent of Americans frequently or occasionally worry about identity theft, according to a recent Gallup Poll and 62 percent worry about having a computer or smartphone hacked. More than a quarter of Americans reported they, or someone in their household, had personal financial information stolen in the last year by computer hackers who targeted retailers.
With the added threat of retailer hacking, cyber crime is at an all-time high for today’s consumer, an ill-informed consumer is a hacker’s primary target, so this holiday season consumers must take responsibility for their own protection. Discover how you can shop safely online using these tips below.
Discover four tech tips for consumers to protect themselves against cyber hacks and ensure a money-saving and secure cyber monday shopping experience below.
1. Shop on secure websites: Avoid accidentally clicking on infected sites by looking for the SSL certificate and ensure the site starts with https:// and has a padlock icon.
2. Keep your passwords secure: Use different passwords for each of your online accounts, and change each password every three months in case your data is hacked.
3. Update anti-virus software regularly: Cyber criminals are always developing new viruses to hack into your devices. To ensure your computer is protected from the latest threats, install anti-virus software and configure it to update automatically.
4. Delete apps you don’t use: Information stored in mobile applications, like passwords, is vulnerable to Internet hacking. Get rid of apps you no longer use.
Cyber criminals will pounce on the opportunity to exploit a seemingly simple security mistake, savvy consumers need to mitigate the risks by staying wary of anything suspicious this holiday season.
- 40% of online shopping for last year's Black Friday occurred on a mobile device
- 52% of online shoppers used their mobile devices to make holiday purchases in 2013
- 88% of people know that identity theft is a potential issue when using public WiFi; however, 39% of public WiFi users have accessed sensitive information and 25% have logged into their online bank accounts while on public WiFi
"Online and mobile shoppers should protect themselves against cyber threats, scams and identity theft during the holiday season, as well as all year long," said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. "But as shopping volumes increase this time of year, so do potential threats. The tips make consumers aware that it is important for them not to let their guard down."
Check out the infographic below and discover 5 ways to stay safe while online shopping (on Cyber Monday and anytime) below...
Now that you know what steps to take to maintain a safe and secure online shopping experience, which Cyber Monday deals are you ready to click on first? Share you Cyber Monday shopping tips below!
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Are your fingers cramping up yet? As the ceremonial kick-off of the holiday online shopping season Cyber Monday sales are in full swing online from Verizon, Amazon and more! If you haven't racked up on your deal yet there's no need to worry. Cyber Monday is almost over but there's still time to catch up on some great deals online. Don't believe us? Check out some of these deals spotted by Engadget.com:
Looking for cellphones?
- Best Buy has a fair amount of phone deals like a free HTC Titan 4G on AT&T with contract renewal.
- Through midnight (Cyber Monday), for just one single penny, AT&T will sell you its Motorola Atrix, Samsung Infuse, BlackBerry 9810, HTC Inspire or LG Thrill! Of course, you'll also need to renew or sign-in to a two-year contract to reap the savings.
- Verizon will give you its Droid Incredible 2 for ''free'' or sell you a LG Revolution and Pantech Breakout for $50 with a two-year contract, through Cyber Monday.
- Amazon has pretty nice deal for those on Sprint seeking a 4G Android device, who also don't mind extending their contract. For just one penny you can snag a Google Nexus S 4G through Cyber Monday. Better yet, your activation fee will be waived!
Gadgets & Techcessories
- Phillips is currently offering 30 percent off all orders of $100 or more with free shipping with code "BF2011SALE" through Cyber Monday. Of course, there is a catch -- "TVs, DVD and Blu-ray Players, and Home Theater systems" are excluded. Hey, you can still snag a Norelco for trimming those nose hairs, though!
- Microsoft is currently offering 25 percent off accessories on its webstore with code "SAVE25." Take note though, this deal ends on the 28th.
- Zagg -- you know, the company behind InvisibleShield -- is currently sporting a 50% off sale for many items on its website!
- Makerbot has a duo of tempting deals through Cyber Monday for anyone who's been wanting to get into 3D printing. You can snag an assembled Thing-O-Matic printer for $1,999 (normally $2,500) using code "TRYPTOPHAN" or pay $999 (normally about $1,200) and assemble it yourself with code "TURKEYSTUFFER"
- iFixit has goodies including its iPhone 4S Transparent Rear Glass Panel on sale for 30 bucks (normally over $50) through Cyber Monday. You'll also be able to snag replacement batterys for the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 for 5 bucks off the regular price! Check out the site for even more discounts.
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Last year, the National Retail Federation reported that 212 million people hit the shopping aisles on Black Friday and spent an estimated $45 billion while CNNMoney.com reported that virtual shoppers spent 1.1 billion on Cyber Monday. With stores opening even earlier this year and the number of shoppers estimated to be higher it is important to have a plan of action on how to tackle this shopping weekend. Verizon Wireless is offering up some “appvice” so no one misses a deal, a game, or a store location.
- · Map out where you want to go and what route you want to take. Use VZNavigator for turn-by-turn directions, your location, and live traffic conditions to avoid the crowds. If you’re using a tablet be sure to download UpNext HD Maps -Verizon edition for interactive touch interface and 3D maps.
- · If you’re interested in searching for deals by store, product categories, or most recent offers, download the TGI Black Friday App . This app lets you view Black Friday ads from all major retail stores, create a personal shopping list, and compare prices to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
- · Worried about your favorite team rather than a shopping deal? Don’t! With the Verizon NFL Mobile you get 24/7 access to everything NFL. Check out scores, latest news, and highlights.
- · Make sure you stay fueled so your shopping experience is a marathon not a sprint. Download the Yelp app so you know where to get the closest cup of joe or sandwich to keep you going.
- · Cyber Monday is important and on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network you’ll be able to search and shop faster. With the Amazon.com app you can use that power to compare prices, read reviews, and buy all the latest gear and gadgets.