We have executed current scenario of Christmas deal and have published updated security protection tips. Which can help how to deal in Christmas season to protect yourself from online frauds. Christmas Online Shopping Tips 2014: A Real Blend of Security & Online Shopping.
Whether you are in Europe or USA, you have been waiting to shop in this Holiday Season since many days. November and December brings joy to you either it is for Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday or Christmas.
But wait!!! Are you aware about ongoing fraudulent activities in cyber world? Perhaps, in the joy of celebration, you keep security at last bench and innocently you dive in the world of cyber threats that can steal your credit and debit card details.
Unfortunately, mobile and online shopping security risks continue to disturb many customers. Because Cyber culprit has no holiday season they just wait for holiday season to make their best day in life. Cyber security Experts say that millions of people shop online with their Smartphone during holiday season.
Symantec has revealed a report that shows some facts about online shopping and advises shoppers over the holiday season. The whole report focuses on how to shop online with safety and how cyber criminals can damage your online privacy?
Facts about Holiday Shopping and Threats:
- In USA it is approx. $206.8 million and in Europe €565 million were spent on holiday season.
- Due to online fraud, USA made lose of $8933510 while UK $3252912 and Germany suffers $5950725 respectively.
- Out of 532 websites there is a one website found vulnerable according to Symantec Study. Out of the websites there are 53% website have exploitable vulnerabilities and 24% websites have critical vulnerabilities.
- Online scammers target at personal information, driving license information, social security number, and banking details.
Recommendation from Symantec:
When you purchase any stuff over the internet you should observe that website is protected with 256-bit SSL encryption. HTTPS shows that website is secured with SSL (secure socket layer) security and your transactions will be encrypted so that attackers could not intercept it. There should be SSL padlock on website that means the site is secure for online payment.
Before selecting any product, check customer’s review to verify product’s reliability. If you find green address bar on website, it seems the website has the highest authentication and shoppers would be secured over such website. However, in the absence of green bar shopper must lookout for HTTPS and padlock.
Finally, Cyber crime has made us wondering and threatened. Now the time has come when a common man has to awake against it and take some security steps to secure his hard-earned money. Please take a look at info-graphic for detailed study.
Infographic Courtesy: community.norton.com