8 Tips to Shop Online Safely from Kaspersky Internet Security

Do you plan on getting most of your holiday shopping done online? I admit it's easy and convenient to shop using your computer or mobile device. But while online shopping you have to be care to avoid many potential security issues including the risk of connecting to insecure Wi-Fi, device loss or theft and the need to bank on-the-go.

Kaspersky Tips to Shop Online Safely During Holidays

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To help keep you protected, Kaspersky Lab recommends these 8 tips and security measures to prepare you and your device’s while shopping online this holiday:

  1. Use extra caution while connecting to public Wi-Fi networks. Avoid using any unprotected network, as all your Internet traffic can be relatively easily intercepted by a criminal connected to the same hotspot.
  2. If you must conduct online banking while traveling, it’s best to use a cellular network or a VPN
  3. Install a security solution such as Kaspersky Internet Security for Android which has remote locking capabilities in case the device becomes lost or stolen
  4. Don’t fall for phishing: that holiday deal could be too good to be true. It’s better to enter the website address manually then click on a link.
  5. Pick one card for online shopping: it’s easier to check for suspicious activity and you can set a low credit limit.
  6. Prevent password stealing: use complex passwords on shopping sites. Combine letters, numbers and special characters.
  7. Update your computer software: before you shop, install the latest operating system and application updates.
  8. Install a trusted Internet security solution: use Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 to stay protected against the latest threats.
These are just a few tips, to see more check out Kaspersky full list of 12 holiday shopping tips infographic.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015

Kaspersky hopes these tips will help keep shop safer this holiday shopping season. But just in case they generous provided this giveaway for Kaspersky Internet Security 2015.

Kaspersky Internet Security delivers premium PC protection from all Internet threats.
  • Real-time Internet protection against all viruses and online threats
  • Secures online banking and shopping with unique Safe Money technology
  • Safeguards your digital identity and privacy
  • Identifies suspicious and phishing websites
  • Prevents spying via unauthorized access to your webcam
  • Alerts you to dangerous public Wi-Fi networks
  • Helps you keep your children safe and responsible online

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