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Tis the Season to be a Prudent Shopper

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Holiday shopping is in full force—Tis the season to be shopping, some would say. Unfortunately, during seasonal times such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, while we are preparing to spend time with family and friends, we must be vigilant when shopping and doing holiday business online. Malicious cyber actors know that e-commerce increases significantly during the holiday seasons, and as a result, they increase their malicious activities where they become laser-focused on stealing money, identities and literally anything that they can monetize.

Fortunately, times have gotten better, and it is harder for cybercriminals to do their harm as compared to, say, the early 2000s. Nonetheless, holiday shoppers who are prudent and who practice safe online shopping habits can reduce their chances of cyber theft.

Here are a few tips online shoppers can use to help safeguard their personal and financial information:

1) Keep your operating system and third-party software up...(continued)
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